The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has launched a mobile app for its online skills training program to make tech-voc training more accessible to Filipinos.
To make tech-voc training more accessible to Filipinos, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has launched a mobile app for its online skills training program.
The TESDA Online Program (TOP) Mobile App, which can be downloaded in smartphones through Google Play Store and App Store, enhances the mobile learning experience of TOP learners and allows the offline use of its courses.
The TOP is a web-based platform that provides an effective and efficient way to deliver technical-vocational education and training (TVET) at the learner’s own place and time.
With the introduction of the TOP Mobile App, learners can download and learn offline and sync their progress when they have internet access.
Aside from the TOP Mobile App, the learning platform can still be accessed through the TOP website at https://e-tesda.gov.ph.
Further, TESDA has also strengthened the TOP with the introduction of courses that have accessibility features to help persons with disabilities (PWDs).
The TOP courses for Food Processing NC II and Bread and Pastry Production NC II were integrated with accessibility features such as screen-reading capabilities, Filipino Sign Language, and audio narration.
TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña noted that at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency relied heavily on the TOP to ensure the continuous provision of TVET to learners.
“The TESDA Online Program and the TOP Mobile App have been strengthened and redesigned to better bridge the digital divide and to create a more exciting digital learning experience for our learners,” Lapeña said.
Meanwhile, as of May, there are 316,119 users who have registered in the TOP for 2022 putting the accumulated users since 2012 at 3,905,895. Currently, there are 141 online courses in the TOP.
Enrollees will be given a e-Certificate of Completion after finishing a course. However, only those who enroll and complete courses for full qualifications can undergo competency assessment and receive a National Certificate.