TESDA urges public to take advantage of online course on Covid-19 prevention – Manila Bulletin

ByMike V. Cooper

Aug 23, 2022

To help prevent the spread of the deadly virus, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has urged schools, students and parents to take advantage of its free online course on Covid-19 prevention.

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“As we prepare to open our schools for full face-to-face lessons, we invite everyone to register for our free online courses related to the management of Covid-19 to help prevent the spread of the virus. and to adapt to the changes brought about by it. TESDA CEO Danilo P. Cruz said in a statement on Tuesday, August 23.

The said course, he said, is available at e-tesda.gov.ph and can be easily accessed by the public anytime and anywhere using their internet-enabled smartphones, computers or laptops. .

At the start of the pandemic, TESDA developed the online course “Practicing COVID-19 Preventive Measures in the Workplace” which was incorporated into its TESDA Online Program (TOP).

In 2020, according to the agency, more than 142,000 people completed the course, while another 383,826 took it in 2021.

TESDA has linked free online courses on managing Covid-19 from other open sources, such as Johns Hopkins University’s “Contact Tracing Course” and “COVID-19: How to put on and take off equipment from Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)” and “Standard Precautions: Hand Hygiene” from the World Health Organization (WHO), among others.

TOP enrollees receive an electronic certificate of completion upon completion of a course. Those who complete courses for full qualifications can undergo a skills assessment and receive a national certificate.

Besides the website, the TOP is also accessible via its own mobile application, which can be downloaded for smartphones via Google Play or App Store.

It offers 150 courses in various industries including construction, automotive and ground transportation, electrical and electronics, among others.

Since its launch in 2012, the TESDA online program currently has more than four million registered users.

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