TESDA rolls out online portfolio assessment

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is inviting professionals, wage earners, self-employed entrepreneurs, overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), and unemployed individuals to avail of the agency’s online Portfolio Assessment for them to secure National Certificates (NCs) which they can use to find new job opportunities.

Keeping in mind the health hazards brought about by COVID-19, the assessment process should be purely online and part of the agency’s efforts to respond to Filipinos who have lost their jobs or whose source of income has been affected by the pandemic.

During the Portfolio Assessment, a worker’s documents, such as certificates obtained in previous jobs, education, and training, are evaluated along with evidence of the candidate’s skills and competence.

The TESDA Certification Office shall verify the authenticity of the documents submitted and convene a panel of Portfolio Assessors to evaluate the documents to determine if an applicant passes the requirements of the qualification.

Eligible applicants have five or more years of work experience relevant to the qualifications.

Applicants must submit a letter of intent, a Self-Assessment Guide (SAG) downloadable from the TESDA website, and the TESDA Consent Agreement Form.

Along with these, applicants must also submit the following documentary evidence:

resume (indicating education or learning outcomes statements or informal record of prior learning,  achievements and chronological record of significant learning and work experiences);

certificate of employment with job description indicating number of years employed signed by the employer for wage-employed workers.

Self-employed workers may submit a certification from a client attested by their Barangay Chairperson, indicating some years conducting business in the area or BIR Form Number 1701-NF (Account Information Form engaged in business and trade) or BIR Form 1901 (for doing business) or Mayor’s Business Permit.

Any other documentation that may demonstrate industry experience;

and video footage showing the applicant performing tasks relevant to the qualification are part of the requirements.

Finally, candidates must submit any two of the following additional requirements:

work samples (items produced by the applicant relevant to the applied qualification/competencies);

award(s), commendations or licenses, or certificates obtained (honors or rewards or licenses gained relevant to competencies);

photos showing the applicant performing/completing tasks relevant to competencies; and training certificates/workplace training records on completion of courses/programs related to the competencies/qualifications.

The Self-Assessment Guide (SAG), Portfolio Application Assessment Form, and TESDA Consent Agreement Form is downloadable from the following links:

Download/Self_Assessment? Searchcat=SelfAssessment+ Guides

https://bit.;y/portfolioassessmentapplication form https://bit.ly/consentagreementform

Applications, along with all requirements, must be emailed to portfolio.assessment@tesda. gov.ph for the Portfolio Assessment process to commence.

The portfolio assessment is in line with the agency’s Oplan TESDA Abot Lahat:

TVET Towards the New Normal, which provides an overall framework for policy directions and actions of TESDA in response to the pandemic and the new normal.