In a rare occasion, I would glance some news about what is going on in the Philippines.
I was shocked how expensive it is to go to college, let alone graduate from high school.
(I can’t imagine sitting in the classroom in high school for 6 years. Although the extra years would give more time for an undecided mind to choose a degree.)
Educational plan has lost the trust of parents. (Do you remember the CAP Education Plan?) While some parents are not prepared for the costly tertiary education and put the retirement plan on the back burner.
All is not lost. Why not take a TESDA course. Parents and students should consider it. Free education comes with quality but not free baon . . . of course.
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Choices of Courses
In the past, students would consider computer science, accountancy, psychology and other undergraduate courses in a university or college.
But what about skilled courses available in TESDA. Skilled workers are in demand overseas and in the Philippines.
- Beauty Care
- Massage Therapy
I already graduated from a university and considering a job abroad when TESDA was starting to catch the attention of the public with the successful outcome of its graduates.
Still, I cease the opportunity of having time. I pursued my dream of learning how to sew and I’m glad I did.
The only thing I wished was to take more courses which weren’t possible anymore, as I was called to start anew overseas.
Values, Career, and Success
With my experience and others, you’ll find out what you can gain (more than what you expect) and see if a TESDA course is the right fit as a career or for self-improvement.
1. Personal Development
Respect everyone. The students come from different background. Some of my classmates were grandparents and high school graduates. Still, we learn to respect each other.
Humble thyself. In each class, students have different level of skills. Some are old hand wanting to pick up the latest skills. Others are starting like kindergarten learning to read and write. Humility shows that through diffrences each can learn from one another.
Love for knowledge. Some of my classmates have finished several classes with the intention of putting up there own business. While I am content of learning something new and sharing it to others.
2. Bright Future
Let’s answer the most important question of all. Will I get a job or be successful after graduation?
Here are the scenarios full of optimism that can adequately answer the question.
- I’ve met a friend who already have a stable job yet enrolled in mechanic course. He was able to work abroad in a mechanic shop.
- My friend’s relatives took a welding course and worked in Taiwan. Then later saw an opportunity to move to Canada as a skilled worker.
I’m sure many stories of success from former TESDA students are waiting to be told.
Though not everyone has made a career out of the experience, as others wants only to pursue a hobby, there was no doubt that taking a TESDA course is worth one’s time and effort.
So are you interested to take a TESDA course? What course is it and do you plan to work abroad or in the Philippines?