Globe and TM subscribers may now sharpen their technical skills or learn more online while staying at home without worrying about data connectivity cost.
With the partnership between Globe and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), all Globe and TM subscribers are given free data access to the TESDA Online Program (TOP) at https://www.e-tesda.gov.ph/. They can visit the site anytime they want using their Globe or TM – powered mobile device even without load and without incurring any data charges.
TOP is an open educational resource that aims to make technical vocational education and training (TVET) more accessible to Filipino citizens and widen their chances of employment or sources of livelihood. It offers free online courses such as Computer Systems Servicing National Certificate (NC) II, Food Processing NC II, Bread and Pastry NC II, Housekeeping NC II and other courses from sectors such as automotive, agriculture, entrepreneurship, healthcare, among others.
TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña expressed his gratitude to Globe for helping TESDA reach more Filipinos in need of the agency’s services. “We are glad to have this opportunity of serving more Filipinos in line with our guiding principle, “TESDA Abot Lahat”. Now, our services can reach even our kababayan without having to pay for data costs. Indeed, this is a very special milestone,” he said.
*Free access does not cover the materials, courses and other resources that may be accessed through links outside the TOP website such as videos uploaded on video sharing platforms and courses and links by partners and other organizations.