206 OFWs benefit from TESDA onsite assessment in Dubai


News Release

09 December 2018

206 OFWs benefit from TESDA onsite assessment in Dubai


More than 200 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) benefited from the onsite assessment program (OAP) conducted by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Dubai recently.

The three-day onsite assessment was held at the lobby of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) in Dubai last November 16 -18.

According to the TESDA Certification Office (CO), the onsite assessment in Dubai included two qualifications: Caregiving NC ll and Visual Graphics Design NC ll.

Up to 206 OFWs were assessed while 175 of them were certified, equivalent to an 84.95% certification rate.

Of this, 205 OFWs were assessed in Caregiving NC ll, 174 of whom were certified, while one individual was assessed and certified in Visual Graphics NC ll.

TESDA CO Executive Director Maria Susan P. Dela Rama led the conduct of the onsite assessment program with Rachelreilyne Saenz, who stood as the TESDA representative.

The assessors for the OAP in Dubai were Donnabelle Sollesta and Ma. Theresa Palmaira both of whom came from the New Lucena Polytechnic College in Western Visayas.

Since 2014, TESDA has been offering free assessment and certification services through the OAP for OFWs. The OAP is currently being conducted in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Jeddah and Riyadh), Qatar, Kuwait, Singapore and Hong Kong.

From 2014 up to the 4th quarter of 2018, the number of beneficiaries of the program has reached 2,681. Of this number, 2,159 had been certified either with National Certificates (NC) or Certificates of Competency (COC).

The primary objective of the OAP is to equip OFWs, particularly those employed in vulnerable occupations, to retain and improve their current livelihood, whether by being employed or as an entrepreneur, through TESDA certifications. 


206 OFWs nakinabang sa TESDA onsite assessment sa Dubai

Mahigit sa 200 overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) ang nakinabang sa isinagawang Onsite Assessment Program (OAP) ng Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) sa bansang Dubai.

Ang 3-day onsite assessment ay idinaos sa lobby ng Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) sa Dubai noong Nobyembre 16 -18, taong kasalukuyan.

Ayon sa TESDA Certification Office (CO), ang isinagawang onsite assessment ay para sa dalawang qualifications, Caregiving NC ll at Visual Graphics Design NC ll.

Umabot sa 206 bilang ng mga overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) ang na-assess, 175 ang na-certify o katumbas ng 84.95% certification rate.

Sa nasabing bilang, 205 OFWs ang nagpa-assess para sa Caregiving NC ll, 174 dito ang certified habang isa naman sa Visual Graphics NC ll.

Ang nasabing assessment ay pinangunahan ni TESDA Certification Office Executive Director Maria Susan P. Dela Rama at kasama si Rachelreilyne Saenz na tumayong TESDA representative sa nasabing assessment.

Samantala, ang mga competency assessors naman ay nagmula sa New Lucena Polytechnic College sa Western Visayas na sina Donnabelle Sollesta at Ma. Theresa Palmair.

Simula noong 2014, ang TESDA ay nagkakaloob ng libreng assessment at certification services sa pamamagitan ng OAP sa mga OFWs sa mga bansa gaya ng United Arab Emirates (Dubai at Abu Dhabi), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Jeddah at Riyadh), Qatar, Kuwait, Hong Kong, at Singapore.

Mula sa 2014 hanggang sa 4th quarter ng 2018, ang mga program beneficiaries ay umaabot na sa 2,681 at 2,159 ang mga na-certify alinman sa National Certificate (NC) o Certificate of Competency (COC).

Ang pangunahing layunin ng OAP ay mapagtibay ang nakuhang kasanayan o skills ng mga OFWs, lalo na ang mga nasa delikadong trabaho, upang mas mapaunlad ang kanilang trabaho, magkaroon ng mas desenteng trabahao, maging employed o bilang entrepreneur.

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