Top 10 in-demand courses of TESDA

Katrina Domingo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 25 2017 09:12 PM

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..