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TESDA steps up health care training


By Dhel Nazario

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) will be intensifying skills training on health-related qualifications to produce more equipped and competitive healthcare practitioners.

TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña (TESDA / MANILA BULLETIN)

TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña

TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña reiterated this directive during the 5th General Directorate Conference (GDC) via Zoom with the theme, “TESDA Abot Lahat: Towards the New Normal” the agency’s main strategic plan during this pandemic.

Each regional office presented its programs and catch-up plans for the remainder of the year. These aimed to increase the number of accredited competency assessors and assessment centers, particularly in the health, agriculture and construction sectors.

The regional offices also presented plans to provide more training programs in barangay health Services, health care services, and biomedical equipment servicing through TESDA’s scholarship programs.

They also discussed how TESDA’s partnership with the DILG may be expanded for the conduct of training for barangay healthcare workers.

TESDA currently has several training regulations for health-related courses such as Health Care Services, Hilot (Wellness Massage), Pharmacy Services, Biomedical Equipment Services, Massage Therapy, Emergency Medical Services, Barangay Health Services, Caregiving, Ophthalmic Lens Services, Dental Laboratory Technology Services, Dental Laboratory Technology Services (Fixed Dentures/Restorations), Dental Laboratory Technology Services (Removable Dentures/Appliances), Dental Hygiene, and Dental Technology.

These regulations set the standards for programs offered in technical vocational education and training institutions in the country.

Source: Manila Bulletin (

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