The enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) that has been imposed throughout Metro Manila and Luzon provinces should not hinder people from learning new skills and even earn big while working from home.

This one fact has been proactively pointed out by Isidro Lapeña, the Director-General of TESDA as the government-funded vocational institution offers FREE online courses and training amidst the coronavirus pandemic.

As the quarantine period may get longer from its expected end date on April 14, the government has encouraged college students, out of school youths, and even the unemployed to take advantage of the TESDA Online Courses.

All those who are interested can choose a free training course from the 68 programs that match their skills or even the type of skill that they wanted to learn and hone to support their family needs at the comfort of their homes.


The curriculum for each program that they wanted to get enrolled with is revised from the current home-based learning situation of each student. Once learned and graduated from these courses, they will get a soft-copy of a certification that they have completed the course plus recommendations that will be made by their instructors. These can be used by the TESDA graduates into their leverage in finding jobs after the lockdown.

It has been mentioned that the TESDA has focused more on the virtual learning of its students as there are travel restrictions that are imposed currently. This can also keep the physical distancing that health officers have been asking from us since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak. The online programs are now even divided into sectors so applicants will be able to choose the best program that fits their interests or current capabilities.

Source: TESDA

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