About Us


The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development (TESD) in the Philippines. It was created by virtue of Republic Act 7796, otherwise known as the “Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994”. The said Act integrated the functions of the former National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC), the Bureau of Technical-Vocational Education of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (BTVE-DECS) and the Office of Apprenticeship of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).


TESDA is the leading partner in the development of the Filipino workforce with world-class competence and positive work values.


TESDA provides direction, policies, programs and standards towards quality technical education and skill development.

Values Statement

We believe in demonstrated competence, institutional integrity, personal commitment and deep sense of nationalism.

Quality Policy 

"We measure our worth by the satisfaction of the customers we serve"


Strategic Decisions
Value Adding
Citizen focus