The PESFA program was established through Section 8 of the Republic Act No. 8545, called as the Expanded Government Assistance to marginalized but deserving students in the technical vocational educations and training (TVET) courses and to assist private institutions in their development efforts by assuring a steady supply of enrollees to their course offerings. The training programs offered under the PESFA bundled qualifications is directed towards producing graduates for the manufacturing sector in broader categories.
The objective is to rebuild the existing capacity of industries, strengthen new ones and maintain the competitiveness of industries with comparative advantage. The availability of competent and productive labor, trained to industry standards, supports the competitiveness of Philippine manufacturing industry.
Books and student allowance shall be paid directly to the scholars or authorized representatives armed with the proper Special Power of Attorney through any of the following modes of payment:
- Issuance of checks directly to the scholars;
- Advice to Debit Account (ADA); or
- Cash payment through the Designated Disbursing Officer.
In 2018, the PESFA was offered in bundled qualifications and single or in one qualification basis. This supports the goal of the Manufacturing Resurgence Program (MRP) on rapid, inclusive and sustained economic growth through course offerings in priority and key employment generators.
The objective of the MRP is to rebuild the existing capacity of industries, strengthen new ones and maintain the competitiveness of industries with comparative advantage. To prepare the beneficiaries for higher employability, the training programs offered under the bundled qualifications is directed towards producing graduates for the manufacturing sector in broader categories.
Must have completed at least 10 years of basic education
A Filipino citizen of at least 15 years old at the start of the training
Annual income not more than P300,000
Copy of Report Card or Certificate from the previous school where the applicant has completed his/ her 10 years of basic education
Annual income tax return or Certificate of Compensation Payment/ Tax Withheld for the previous year or Certificate of Exemption from Payment of Income Tax Return issued by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) or Certificate of Indigency issued by the City/ Municipal Mayor or City/ Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officer (C/MSWDO) or Barangay Captain
How to apply
Barangay listing of prospective beneficiaries
Every Barangay Chairman or his/her designated representative shall submit the list of potential beneficiaries for skills training from the accomplished Barangay Skills Need Survey (BSNS) Form 1 to the TESDA Regional/ Provincial Office.
The submitted list is expected to be inclusive and non-limiting in number, indicating the skills training needed by the prospective beneficiaries.
Online scholarship application
Any qualified interested person can apply for scholarship program through the Online Scholarship Application at tesda.gov.ph/barangay accessible through the regional or provincial websites.
Any interested person who desires to avail of the scholarship programs may apply either at the TESDA Central Office, Regional Office, Provincial Offices or to the TVIs with regard to the processing of his/ her scholarship application.
For this mode of availing scholarship, the Private TVIs may recruit qualified potential beneficiaries provided however that the list of qualified beneficiaries will be reported to the Provincial Office for verification, approval and encoding in TESDA T2-MIS.
See more information at the PDF belowTESDA PESFA Schedule of Cost 2017
The PESFA scholars shall be entitled to free training cost, student allowance, book allowance and assessment fee.
Student Allowance of P60.00 per day multiplied by the actual number of days for the training program for bundled program.
For non—bundled, one qualification only, the nominal duration multiplied by P60.00 per day shall be used in determining the student allowance; and
Book Allowance of P2,000.00 for the whole training program (for bundled program) and P500.00 for non-bundled program (for one qualification).
The PESFA standard costing for the training cost, student allowance, assessment fee and book allowance for the bundled programs is indicated in Annex A – Schedule of Cost per Bundled Qualifications.
For non-bundled programs, the standard costing for the training cost, student allowance, assessment fee and book allowance is provided in Annex B – Schedule of Cost by Qualification.
Entrepreneurship shall be integrated in the training and shall be at the instance of the TVI.
Submit your application to
Online Scholarship Application
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
National Capital Region Regional Office
Gate 2, TESDA Complex, East Service Road
South Superhighway, Taguig City
Telephone: 02 888 5641 to 46
Text Only: 0917 4794370 (Globe)