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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

OFW Guide: Enroll in TESDA Online Program

Filipinos who wish to work and be successful abroad should strive to equip themselves with the in- demand skills and qualification.  Jobseekers with the right skills and training find it easy to look for a job and stay competitive in the global market. It has also been said that having the right skills is one of the best protection of an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) against abuse.

The reasons above makes taking advantage of the new online program of TESDA  a great career move. The program is perfect for current OFWs who wish to learn new skills and for aspiring overseas workers who wish to get hired. This TESDA program is also FREE and currently offers the following courses:

Information Technology
·         Basic Computer Operation
·         Computer Hardware Servicing       
·         Web Development using HTML5 and CSS3 
·         CAD / CAM Operation
·         Animation (3D DIGITAL)      

·         Food and Beverage Servicing        
·         Waiter Servicing
·         Room Attendant Servicing
·         Bus Boy Servicing
·         Housekeeping
·         Guest Room Attendant Servicing
·         Valet Servicing
·         Public Area Attendant Servicing
·         Laundry Servicing
·         Cellphone Servicing  
·         Solar Night Light Assembly  
Fruit Grower 
·         Diesel Engine Tune Up
·         Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition        
·         Packaged Air Conditioner Unit Servicing     
·         Trainers Methodology
·         Curriculum Development

FAQ’s About the TESDA Online Program

What is TESDA Online Program?
The TESDA Online Program (TOP) aims to make technical education more accessible to Filipino Citizens thru the use of internet technology. It provides a more effective and efficient way to deliver technical education and skills development services to the majority with less cost and more reach. The program is created for students, out-of-school youths, unemployed adults, workers, professionals, overseas Filipino workers who would like to take TESDA courses at their own pace and at their own time at the comfort of their desktops or laptop computers.

How do I enroll in a course?
In order to access the available courses in the TESDA Online Program website, you must first register an account. For detailed steps on how to register and enroll in a course, please refer to the “How To” section of the website.

Do I need to pay tuition in order to enroll?

The TESDA Online Program is available for FREE, you do not have to pay tuition in order for you to access the courses.
Do we get a certificate of training after completing the online course?
We have developed the online courses for access by as many Filipinos as possible. We are not yet giving any training certificate. However once you finish the course and if you think you are ready, you may take the face-to-face assessment for National Certification at any TESDA accredited assessment center or venue.

Who do I contact for technical support?

For comments, suggestions or technical problems, contact
Tel. No. : +63-2-8938297

Friday, September 5, 2014

Jobseekers Guide: DOLE September 2014 Job Fairs

The ber months are here but it is not yet too late to get a job. According to the Labor Department, they will conduct 20 job fairs for the month of September 2014—in various venues in 16 regions of the Philippines.

Jobseekers are encouraged by Secretary Baldoz to take advantage of these job fairs, saying DOLE-approved job fairs are convenient venues for job seekers and employers to meet.
She said, “Job fairs enable jobseekers to speed up their search for jobs and employers to fast-track their search for skilled and qualified personnel.” 

 Check out the schedule below:

·         September 10 -Caloocan City Hall South, NCR
·         September 11 – Baguio Day Job Fair, Baguio Convention Center, Baguio City, CAR
·         September 13 – Nograles Mini Job Fair, Sta. Ana National High School Covered Court, D. Suazo St., Davao City, Region 11; and Brgy. Talamban, Cebu City, Region 7
·         September 15 – Mountain Province Job Fair, Bontoc Municipal Plaza, Bontoc, Mt. Province, CAR.
·         September 17 – PESO-Iloilo City Job Fair, Robinson’s Place Iloilo, Iloilo City, Region 6; and Jobs Bridging-DMDP, Cebu City, Region 7
·         September 18 – Malabon City Mega Job Fair, Malabon City Hall Amphitheater, NCR; and Mega Job Fair, Caloocan North City Hall, NCR
·         September 20 – Mega Jobs Fair, SM Tunasan, NCR.
·         September 23 – Job Fair, Municipal Gym, Glan Sarangani Province, Region 12
·         September 25 – Nasipit Job Fair, Nasipit Municipal Hall, Caraga Region; and San Miguel Job Fair, San Miguel Municipal Hall, Caraga Region.
·         September 26 – Hapsay Job Fair, City Tourism Hall, Region 10
·         September 27 – 68th Mega Jobfair, Cebu City, Region 7
·         September 28 – PESO-San Miguel, Iloilo Job Fair, San Miguel Gym, San Miguel, Iloilo, Region 6.

Good luck on your job applications!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Job Openings for Therapists & Nurses in Saudi

The Ministry of Health (MOH), KSA is in urgent need of qualified applicants for the following position:

  • 300 (ICU) STAFF NURSES (Female)
  • 200 STAFF NURSES – ALL AREAS (Female)

Other Benefits:
1. Free food and accommodation
2. Paid annual vacation with free round trip economy ticket
3. Basic salary : SR 3,570

1. Muslim/Christian
2. Not more than 40 years old
3. BS Graduate
4. With Board License or Non-Board but must be Prometric Exam Passer or with valid Saudi Council certificate (for Nurses only)
5. Minimum experience of 3 years

Qualified Applicants should register online at or and personally submit the following documents (fastened in a folder) under the heading “MOH RSF No. 140021 ” at the Manpower Registry Division, Window T, Ground Floor, Blas F. Ople Bldg. (formerly POEA Bldg.), Ortigas Avenue corner EDSA, Mandaluyong City:
• Detailed résumé with job description
• School credentials
• Employment certificates
• Passport copy
• Two (2) pieces 2x2 recent picture

Applicants are required to present their original documents for authentication of written information before forwarding the résumé to the employer.

Deadline of submissions: Until further notice

Sunday, June 22, 2014

OFW Children: Apply for OWWA Scholarship Now

Scholarship programs are now available to senior high school students who are dependents of overseas Filipino workers.
The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) is now accepting applications for the Education for Development Scholarship Program (EDSP) and the Congressional Migrant Workers Scholarship Program (CMWSP) for School Year 2015-2016.
Those interested to apply should submit the documentary requirements to OWWA regional offices on or before July 31, 2014.

Member-OFWs with dependents based in Jeddah and Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Manama, Bahrain may submit applications to OWWA’s overseas posts in the Middle East.
The qualifying examination, to be administered by the Department of Science and Technology-Science Education Institute nationwide, will be conducted on September 21, 2014. Schedule of examination in Jeddah and Riyadh in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Manama in Bahrain, will be announced later. 

The EDSP and CMWSP are competitive scholarship programs that grant P60,000 financial assistance per school year to qualified dependents of member-OFWs.
Application forms can be downloaded from the OWWA website

For more details, please contact OWWA regional offices at


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