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The Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) mandates the establishment and administration of the National Trade Skills Standards known as TESDA Act of 1994 (Republic Act No. 7796). The Act mandates TESDA to establish national occupational skill standards. The Authority shall develop and implement a certification and accreditation programme in which private industry and trade associations are accredited to conduct approved trade tests, and the local government units to promote such trade testing activities in their respective areas in accordance with the guidelines to be set by the Authority.