There are more than 30 TESDA courses in-demand abroad. Everyone, including high school graduates, college graduates and even those who are presently unemployed are advised to study these courses to be able to land a job abroad. Countries like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Dubai, Qatar, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and many others are in need of highly skilled individuals on a certain field of specialization. Fortunately, TESDA here in the Philippines offer technical – vocational courses that if completed, can allow each individual to be qualified to apply for in demand jobs overseas.
In addition, Filipino barbers and hairstylists are in demand in US, Middle East, and Brunei. Jewelry making, Electrical power distribution line construction and land surveying also has job openings abroad.
Graduates of electrical installation and maintenance, plumbing, refrigeration and air-conditioning have higher chance of being employed in Dubai as they have more opportunities requiring such skilled individuals. On the other hand, Barista / Bartenders and commercial cooking NC graduates are needed in hotels and restaurants in different countries.
In other countries like Japan, they are in need of agriculture crops production, sewers / tailors, carpenters, caregivers, and factory workers so you might as well try studying one of these courses as they have the exact value in other countries. Meanwhile, In Hong Kong, housekeepers are in-demand while Taiwan wants electronics technician that can work in semicon factories.
30+ In-Demand TESDA Courses for Abroad
Agricultural Crops Production NC I, NCII and NCIII
Barbering NC II
Bartending NC II, and Barista NC II
Beauty Care NC II, and NC III
Bread and pastry Production NC II
Caregiving NC II
Carpentry NC II and NC III
CNC Lathe Machine Operation NC II and NC III
Construction Lift Passenger Material Elevator Operation NC II
Food and beverage services NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Food processing NC I, NC II, NC III, NC IV
Gas Metal Arc Welding NC I, NC II, and NC III
Gas Tungsten Arc Welding NC II, and NC IV
Gas Welding NC I, and NC II
Hairdressing NC II, and NC III
Health Care Services NC II
Housekeeping NC II, NC III, and NC IV
Jewelry Making (Fine Jewelry) NC II, and NC III
Machining NC I, NC II, and NC III
Pattern Making NC II
Pipe Fitting NC II
Plant Maintenance NC I
Plastic Machine Operation NC II, and NC III
Plumbing NC I, NC II, and NC III
Press Machine Operation NC I
Process Inspection NC II, and NC III
PV System Design NC III, Servicing NC III, Installation NC II
Slaughtering Operations NC II
Refrigeration and Airconditioning Servicing NC
Tower Crane NC II
(Note: There are a lot of TESDA courses which are not listed above but are also in-demand abroad)
Learners who are able to complete a specific course are advised to take the assessment exam given by TESDA. Assessment centers are available nationwide. If by any chance, a test taker passed, they can have the National Certificate (NC) which represents the seal of excellence from the educational agency.
TESDA graduates that have acquired NC can now apply to local companies, and/or to Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) accredited manpower agencies that deploy skilled workers abroad. Graduates who successfully land a job abroad can earn ranging $650 to $750 or even as much as PHP 100,000 per month depending on the job hired for.