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The Top 10 In-demand Courses of 2016, According to TESDA

The country does not run out of aspiring students willing to learn more of their chosen craft. Along with this idea is a growing trend that shapes the way we view Filipino’s perception about which jobs will pave easy accessibility or for better living, hence their relative demand.


According to TESDA, the top 10 in-demand courses of last year are as follows:

  1. Shielded metal arc welding (course II) – 52,650 enrollees

Advanced welding carbon steel plates components according to specifications.

  1. Cookery – 51,083 enrollees

Also known as Commercial Cooking.

  1. Food and beverage service – 50,646 enrollees

In preparation for Room Attendant, Bus Boy, Waiter and Food and Beverage Service Attendant work positions.

  1. Bread and pastry production – 47,728 enrollees

For those who likes to bake.

  1. Housekeeping – 43,993 enrollees

For quality- and skill-certified housekeeping service roles.

  1. Electrical installation and maintenance – 35,824 enrollees

Installing and maintaining of electrical-related equipment including wiring and lighting but not exceeding 600 volts in residential setting.

  1. Shielded metal arc welding (course I) – 27,839

Basic-level welding carbon steel plates components according to specifications.

  1. Computer systems servicing – 24,468 enrollees

Basic computer system service including troubleshooting and repair at both hardware and software level.

  1. Bookkeeping – 23,569 enrollees

Basics about bookkeeping including preparing financial reports, trial balance, posting transactions, etc.

  1. Contact center services – 23,228 enrollees

In preparation for future customer service or call center job positions.

Maybe you’re also interested to know – The E-Learning Program offers a wide variation of courses that OFWs and aspiring OFWs can take.

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