Tesda training certificates are not for sale, says director general
MANILA, Philippines — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) on Monday said the agency is not selling the national certificates, which they only issue to qualified individuals who finished trainings.
This warning came after an unidentified man was arrested in an entrapment operation for selling these certification documents in Cotabato City recently, according to the Philippine News Agency’s report on June 13.
According to the report, the man has sold around 100 fake certificates to his buyers, who did not attend any training from Tesda.
Tesda director general Suharto Mangudadatu condemned the incident, saying in a statement: “Tesda prioritizes the integrity of its certification system in certifying middle-level workers to ensure their productivity, quality, and global competitiveness.”
Mangudadatu stressed that such certificates are only issued by the agency’s offices to qualified individuals who have passed the assessment for their respective qualifications.
Once issued, the document required by employers as evidence of employees’ abilities to execute work, is valid for five years.
The public is urged to report anybody selling such documents to TESDA using the hotlines 8887-7777 and 0917-479-4370.—Bea Alicia Delariarte, INQUIRER.net trainee