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Implementing Guidelines for Training for Work Scholarship

Program (TWSP)

1. The TWSP shall continue to be directed towards filling up the skills gaps and job requirements of
priority industries and sectors with high employment demand, improving the reach of quality
TVET to the grassioots and encouraging technical-vocational institutions to offer programs in
higher qualifications catering to in-demand industry requirements. This shall be supportive of the
government's thrust of rapid, inclusive and sustained economic growth.
Qualifications/Programs Covered
1. To fill-up the skills gaps, the specific training programs in the identified priority sectors shall
include any I of the following:
2. With Training Regulations (WTR) programs;
3. No Training Regulations (NTR) programs, if the skills needs cannot be supplied by the WTR
programs; and
4. Cluster of competencies of WTR programs for available jobs.
5. All training programs to be offered in TWSP shall be registered with TESDA in accordance with
the guidelines on program registration.
6. Pursuant to the Special Provision of the 2014 GM and to meet the objectives of the program,, the
TVET qualifications and courses to be offered shall focus on "Key Employment Generators"
(KEGs) in the areas of "agri-fishery/agri-business/agro-industrial, tourism, information technologybusiness process management, semiconductor and electronics, automotives, and other priority
manufacturing industries, logistics, general infrastructure and new and emerging sectors". New
and emerging industries shall be identified and recommended by the regional offices or industry
bodies to be approved by the Director General. Labor Market Intelligence Reports (LMIR) or
industry studies shall be submitted to support the recommendation.
7. Trainers Methodology Level 1 and Level II for qualifications/courses covered in the KEGs shall be
included in the TWSP.
8. Programs under the TESDA Language Skills Institute (LSI) and National TVET Competency
Assessment and Certification (NATCAC) shall be covered under the Program.

certification rate. as may be necessary. solo parents and their children and senior citizens shall be afforded access to scholarship opportunities in the qualifications/courses where they can qualify. 5. The approved TWSP standard costing for training and assessment shall be applied strictly. The TVIs shall build up its capability of maintaining an effective monitoring system to provide reliable status / tracer reports on the scholar-graduates. The Regional and Provincial Offices (RO/PO) shall evaluate the participating TVIs based on their absorptive training capacity. Other industry requirements shall be considered. indigenous people. priority is given to those who are from regions or provinces where the absolute number of poor residents and the incidence of poverty are high. Affidavit of Undertaking with TESDA shall be issued by the TVIs (Annex Al) including the signed Scholar's Undertaking (Annex A2). employment rate and other applicable criteria that maybe defined by TESDA. OFW returnees. 2. The TWSP scholars shall be entitled to free training and assessment. previous performance particularly on the completion rate. The TVIs shall not exact additional fees (such as fees for IDs and uniform) from the beneficiaries of this program. 2. Scholarship Benefits 1. members of the families of AFP and PNP personnel killed in military and police operations and other marginalized groups may also avail of the scholarship program subject to pre-qualification. 4. The program shall be based on Labor Market Intelligence Report-Skills Demand and Supply Map and employment facilitation system and linkages/partnership with industry/placement agencies through memoranda of agreement. Other clientele groups such as persons with disability (PWDs).Beneficiaries of the TWSP shall have the following qualifications: 1. 4. The TVIs shall facilitate the tracking and job placement of scholars/graduates through its Career Guidance Office/Unit/Industry Coordinator. the program shall be supported with justification on the provision of assistance in post-training self-employment or entrepreneurship services. The regional and provincial offices shall ensure that these areas are provided access to TWSP. Must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time the scholar finishes the training program. If the program leads to selfemployment. 3. Selection of Participating Technical Vocational Institutions (TV's) 1. 5. as may be required by the employers/industry associations. Pursuant to the Special Provision of the 2014 GM. Educational attainment shall be based on industry requirements or as prescribed in the applicable Training 3. .

Scholarship Vouchers Distribution Scheme 1. The standard QM template shall be used for this purpose. The Regional Offices (RO) shall provide allocation for its LSI programs and the implementation of NATCAC based on the targets to be set by the programming offices. employers and other organizations that can assist in directing training to available jobs and in facilitating the employment of the TWSP scholar-graduates shall be regularly pursued through regular industry consultation 3. shall adopt the Seek+Find+Train+Certify=Employability strategy to ensure the effectiveness of the TWSP in terms of employment of graduates. . The TWSP vouchers shall be issued to the Regional Offices (RO) by the PMO based on the approved QM. 3. The COCs shall be forwarded to the PMO for replacement of TWSP vouchers. Other national priority and convergence programs consistent with the objectives of the TWSP shall also be covered in the TWSP as may be directed by the authorities. Any revision/amendment of the QM shall only be allowed until end of November 2014 provided that no additional funding requirements shall be incurred. 2. Qualification Map (QM) 1. The Provincial and Regional Directors shall ensure that the recommended QM for approval of the Director General underwent strictly the process as required in this circular. The QM shall be prepared by the Regional/Provincial Offices (RO/PO). Such arrangements shall focus on identification of priority qualifications/programs and facilitation of employment of TWSP graduates. Scholarship allocation as indicated in the 2014 GM shall be distributed by the Regional Offices (RO) to all the Provincial/District Offices (P/DO) based on their area requirements and the priority sectors and qualifications indicated in Section 2. in coordination with the TVIs and industry.Implementation Strategy 1. 4. Scholarship Allocation 1. The corresponding Sub-ARO shall be issued to the concerned RO. The TESDA field operating units. The Director General shall approve the QM as endorsed by the Provincial and Regional Directors and recommended by the TESDA Scholarships-Program Management Office (PMO). 2. Existing partnership arrangements on TWSP such as BPAP shall be encouraged. The Certificates of Commitment (COCs) being distributed by TESDA shall be replaced by the appropriate TWSP vouchers. 3. Partnership with industry. 2. the industry/ other partners and/or the qualified training institutions.

3. at a higher NC level or in a value-adding qualification. The Regional Office shall immediately release the vouchers to the Provincial/District Office (P/DO) while the P/DO shall notify the institutions of the availability of the vouchers for pick up. The conduct of assessment shall be a pre-requisite for payment of training cost only when assessment centers are readily available and accessible to the TVIs. The Provincial and Regional Directors shall ensure that qualifications being included in the scholarshipshall have readily available accredited assessment center and assessor within the region/province. Dual availment shall be allowed only for scholar-beneficiaries covered under this Circular. . shall only be in either a related qualification. To meet the target requirements of competency assessment and certification. Dual Availment 1. The additional qualification to be taken. competency assessment shall be mandatory for qualifications with assessment tools.2. however. Assessment and Certification 1. 2. 3. The containment policy shall be observed within the regional level. Containment Policy 1. The institutions shall only conduct the training program after receipt of the vouchers from the P/DO.