Start a Business by Taking These 10 TESDA Online Courses

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Aug 03, 2021

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It’s no secret that this quarantine season has birthed a large number of small businesses. From selling handmade cosmetics to baked goodies to one-of-a-kind crafted jewelry, it seems that everyone has been looking for a way to stay productive- and earn a little extra income in the process- during the pandemic. And who can blame them- what better time is there to start your entrepreneurship journey than now!

If you’ve been wanting to start a small business and don’t know where to begin, there are numerous online courses that you can take to master your skills, regardless of the industry or niche- some of which you can even gain government credentials with. All you need is a laptop, a business idea, and willingness to learn — and who knows, maybe soon enough you’ll be able to turn a side hustle into a full-time career.

The TESDA Online Program (TOP) has an intensive educational resource bank of online courses available, aiming to make technical education and skill development resources more accessible to Filipinos. These courses are self-paced, entirely online, and best of all, they’re entirely free! Aside from receiving a Certificate of Completion when a course is finished, National Certification is available after a face-to-face examination at any TESDA accredited assessment center.

So what are you waiting for? All that being said, here are 10 TESDA online courses you can take today to kickstart your business idea:

  1. Start and Improve Your Business

This program is open to anyone who wants to start any kind of business, assisting any aspiring entrepreneur on the basics of running their own enterprise. It walks through expanding a business idea, the fundamentals of a business plan, and particular logistics to consider including marketing, interpersonal interaction, and keeping records.

  1. SMART Technopreneurship 101

Now that most social and business interactions are done online, the value of technology is clearer now more than ever. This online course outlines the various processes necessary to start a technology-based startup, as well as how to execute a business pitch for any technology-related product or service. 

  1. SMART Android Mobile Apps Development for Beginners

Any aspiring app developers out there? This course specifically focuses on the steps towards developing a mobile application, whether it be utility, lifestyle, or game-related. And the best part is how the app development process is broken down on a step-by-step basis, so even the technologically challenged can learn!

  1. Fundamentals of Professional Cookery

Whether you want to start selling homemade banana bread, sushi bake, milk tea, or ube pandesal, this course is for you! After completing the program you have the option to further your knowledge in preparing hot meals, cold meals, or sweets- depending on your specialty of choice.

  1. Fruit Grower (Agriculture)

If you’ve become a plantito or a plantita thanks to quarantine, here’s a chance to challenge yourself even further by growing some fruit-bearing plants! This course consists of a step-by-step walkthrough on the agricultural process, from growing fruit seedlings to harvesting the finished product.

  1. Introduction to Computer Systems Servicing

This course will enhance your understanding of computers, going over and identifying fundamental components including storage, processing, and input/output devices. And once you’re done with this course, there are a number of other specialized CSS resources available for further study.

  1. Web Development Using HTML5 and CSS3

Coding has evolved to become a highly valued and employable skill. This course allows you to learn the language used to encode web pages, music, movies, applications, and virtually anything you’d want to do online! This education will certainly open avenues to new job opportunities in the technological field.

  1. Participating in Workplace Communication

Regardless of the kind of online business you want to start, there’s no denying that having good communication skills is crucial to success. This course goes over the how-tos on participating and communicating in a workplace setting, as well as how to use electronic media and complete work-related documents.

  1. How to Build Confidence in your Abilities

Sometimes all we need to get our business started is a little push of motivation. This course, in partnership with Udemy Inc., focuses more on building mindset– giving you the confidence needed to believe in yourself and work towards your aspirations.

  1. Managing your Personal Finances

Once you get your business going and start collecting profit, it’s important to learn how to manage your finances properly for them to exponentially increase. This course guides you on making sound financial decisions, covering important money topics including smart spending, saving, investing, setting financial goals, and managing debts.


Make sure to check out the TESDA Online Program (TOP) website at www.e-tesda.gov.ph for a wider array of topics and course options!

 

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