TESDA offers 10 free online courses on managing COVID-19 – Manila Bulletin

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has urged Filipinos to benefit from 10 free online courses regarding the management of COVID-19 given the increasing number of cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19 ) in the country.


TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña said the courses are accessible through the TESDA Online Program (TOP).

The courses, according to him, are Contact-tracing Free Coursera Course; Awareness of COVID-19; General tasks related to COVID-19; COVID-19: how to put on and take off personal protective equipment (PPE); Learning online during COVID-19; Managing TVET during COVID-19; Standard precautions: Hand hygiene; Online teaching during COVID-19; effects of climate change on health; and Practicing preventive measures against COVID-19 in the workplace.

“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, we invite everyone to enroll in our free online courses related to managing COVID-19, not only to help prevent the spread of the virus, but also to be productive despite the travel restrictions,” Lapeña said.

In 2021, health-related courses appear to be the most in-demand courses for Filipinos in the TOP, TESDA said. Data released by e-TESDA showed that a total of 397,721 Filipinos registered in the human health/health care sector of the TOP in 2021.

Similarly, Practicing COVID-19 Preventive Measures in the Workplace was the most enrolled course with 369,650 enrolled.

For those wishing to enroll, enroll or view the list of available courses, simply visit https://www.e-tesda.gov.ph/.

Meanwhile, Lapeña also renewed its call for local government units (LGUs) and the private sector to take advantage of its Free Contact Tracing Training Program (CTTP) and tap into its graduates.

It may be recalled that the National Capital Region (NCR) TESDA, through the MuntiParLasTaPat District Training and Assessment Center, launched the CTTP on September 9, 2020.

Current data showed that a total of 11,056 trainees have so far completed the Level II contact tracing program, with 1,689 graduating in 2020 and 9,367 in 2021.



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