Which training and vocational courses of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) were the most in-demand in 2016?
These in-demand skills are in construction, information and communications technology, tourism, agri-fisheries, and health and wellness industries, TESDA Director-General Guiling Mamondiong said in a press conference.
Based on TESDA's records, these were the most popular courses in 2016:
1: Shielded metal arc welding (course II) - 52,650 enrollees
2: Cookery - 51,083 enrollees
3: Food and beverage service - 50,646 enrollees
4: Bread and pastry production - 47,728 enrollees
5: Housekeeping - 43,993 enrollees
6: Electrical installation and maintenance - 35,824 enrollees
7: shielded metal arc welding (course I) - 27,839
8: Computer systems servicing - 24,468 enrollees
9: Bookkeeping - 23,569 enrollees
10: Contact center services - 23,228 enrollees
These skills are needed in the five major job-generating industries identified by the Labor department, Mamondiong said..