Rosalyn Laliyah previously worked abroad. Now, she is studying a dressmaking course at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) because she wants to have her own dressmaking shop.
For over a decade, Laliyah worked as a domestic helper in Saudi Arabia until she became a dental assistance. Despite the huge salary abroad, Laliyah chose to go home to be with her family in the Philippines.
“What are you going to do with the money if you are not happy?” says Laliyah.
Good thing returning OFWs can easily apply to the TESDA program through the TESDA OFW’s Desk which is placed on several international airports in the country.
Ever since the OFW Desk was set up last May 2018, there are about 1,500 OFWs who received help, especially those who are from the Middle East.
In the OFW’s Desk, you are free to ask questions regarding the course, referral for skills training or even renew the national certificate.
Returning OFWs are eligible to apply in the free technical-vocational training program which is offered at TESDA. Aside from the free tuition fee, you can also get an allowance for the program and allowance for the instructional material.
This is a great way for OFWs to earn in the Philippines so they can be with their families.
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