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Name: Technical Education and Skills Development (TESDA) Act of 1994 (No. 7796 of 1994).
Country: Philippines
Subject(s): Education, vocational guidance and training
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1994-07-25
Entry into force:
Published on: Printed separately, 23 p.
ISN: PHL-1994-L-39138
Bibliography: Printed separately, 23 p.
Act on-line Act on-line Congress of the Philippines, House of Representatives (consulted on 2005-09-15)
Act on-line Act on-line Chan Robles Virtual Law Library, Philippines (consulted on 2008-01-30)
Abstract/Citation: Provides for the creation of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority and its structure and powers. The objective of the Act is to promote and strengthen the quality of technical education and skills development programmes to attain international competitiveness; to focus on meeting the demand for middle-level manpower; to disseminate scientific and technical knowledge gained from middle-level manpower development programmes; to recognize and encourage the complementary roles of public and private institutions in technical education and skills development; and to develop moral character with emphasis on work ethic, self-discipline, self-reliance and nationalism. To meet these objectives, the Authority is to strengthen the network of skills development centres, formulate a comprehensive development plan for middle-level manpower, and establish national trade skills standards. Creates a TESDA Development Fund to be used for the awarding of grants and providing assistance to training institutions, industries, and local government units for upgrading their capabilities and implementing and maintaining training and training-related facilities.
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