As the Philippines’ economy and tourism continue to grow, more and more businesses are generating jobs. In fact, based on the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) have contributed to almost 63% of generated jobs in 2016.
The top MSMEs industries include (1) wholesale and retail, (2) accommodation and food service, (3) manufacturing, (4) other service activities, and (5) financial insurance activities.
If you are eyeing a career in these industries, here are the in demand TESDA courses and the jobs you can get after taking each course and earning your certificate:
1. Food and Beverage Services NC II
The Food and Beverage Services NC II is a TESDA course that will train you on how to serve food and beverage to different guests in luxury liners, resorts, hotels, and many more.
- Food Attendant
2. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II
If you are interested in working with metals, then Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II could be the right short course for you. This will prepare you in welding carbon steel plate and pipe components. You will learn how to read specified layouts and blueprints, handle metal arc welding equipment, and maintain a safe workplace.
- SMAW Welder
3. Cookery NC II
Do you love to cook? Why not try TESDA’s Cookery NC II program? This course will provide you with knowledge and skills in menu preparation, food packaging preparation, food presentation, and food hygiene and safety.
- Pastry Cook
- Cold Kitchen Cook
- Hot Kitchen Cook, or
- Commis Chef
4. Bread and Pastry Production NC II
If you are interested in baking cakes and other pastries, TESDA has a course for you! Bread and Pastry Production NC II will train you on the fundamentals of pastry and dessert preparation. Learning these skills will help you if you want to work for food-related business establishments.
- Pastry Chef
5. Housekeeping NC II
The Housekeeping NC II trains students with various housekeeping skills like providing effective customer service, preparing guest rooms, providing valet services, and performing workplace safety practices.
- Cabin Attendant
- Room Attendant
6. Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II
The Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II of TESDA will train you in installing and maintaining electrical wiring and other related systems in residential buildings (where the voltage is less than 600 volts).
- Maintenance Electrician
- Residential/Commercial Wiring Electrician, or
- Building Wiring Electrician
7. Computer Systems Servicing NC II
CSS NC II will train you on how to troubleshoot software and hardware problems in personal computer systems. You will learn skills such as configuring computer systems and networks, terminating and connecting electronic circuits, as well as interpreting technical drawings.
- Computer Technician
8. Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I
The Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC I is an intensive training TESDA course for beginners in welding and fabrication. This course is designed to provide you with essential welding skills like interpreting drawings and sketches, performing industry calculations, and using weld materials.
- Plate welder
9. Household Services NC II
The Household Services NC II is designed to teach students various technical skills relevant in the hospitality industry. This course consists of several lessons, which include valet services, guest room services, and housekeeping.
- Housekeeping Attendant
10. Bookkeeping NC III
Are you planning to start your own business in the future? If yes, then having sound knowledge in bookkeeping and basic accounting functions can help you manage your business. Bookkeeping NC III will train you in various basic accounting tasks such as preparing financial reports, preparing a trial balance, reviewing internal control systems, and posting transactions.
- Accounting clerk
Interested in taking a TESDA course? You can check out Edukasyon.ph and see schools that offer TESDA courses near your location.