Gatchalian Recommends Tesda Training For Senior High School Teachers

Senator Gatchalian: TVL Teachers Must Be TESDA-Certified to Enhance Student Skills

GATCHALIAN – Senator Sherwin Gatchalian recommended Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) training for senior high school teachers.

According to Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian, senior high school teachers in the technical-vocational livelihood (TVL) track must undergo training and receive certification from the TESDA to effectively teach the necessary skills to their students.

Gatchalian, who chairs the Senate basic education committee, mentioned that this training and certification initiative aims to enhance the quality of education in senior high schools (SHS) and improve students’ employment prospects after graduation.


Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian highlighted that the 2024 national budget allocates P50 million to the Department of Education (DepEd) for the training and certification of TVL teachers.

Gatchalian also emphasized that this initiative will ensure the TVL track in senior high schools meets Tesda’s standards.

“Along with our efforts to improve the quality of training for senior high school learners, including their readiness for work, we are also pushing for the appropriate training and certification for our teachers,” he said.

“That’s why we suggested allocating funds so we could give our senior high school TVL teachers the necessary training from Tesda,” Gatchalian added.


According to the report, the senator also advocated for free assessment and certification for senior high school students in the TVL track, as included in the 2024 national budget.

He expressed his hope that certifying these students would enhance their prospects of securing quality jobs after graduation.

An analysis from his office showed that 50 percent of TVL track graduates are currently employed in elementary occupations, such as vendors, cleaners, domestic helpers, car and window washers, or street sweepers.

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