Enterprise-based Program

​​Programs and Services

Enterprised-Based Programs are training programs being implemented within companies/firms. These programs can be any of the following:

  • Apprenticeship Program is a training and employment program involving a contract between an apprentice and an employer on an approved apprenticeable occupation. Generally, it aims to provide a mechanism that will ensure availability of qualified skilled workers based on industry requirements. The period of apprenticeship covers a minimum of four months and a maximum of six months. Only companies with approved and registered apprenticeship programs under TESDA can  hire apprentices.


To help meet the demand of the economy for trained manpower;
To establish a national apprenticeship program through the participation of employers, workers and government and non-government agencies; and
To establish apprenticeship standards for the protection of apprentices.

  • Learnership Program is a practical training on-the-job for approved learnable occupations, for a period not exceeding three months. Only companies with TESDA approved and registered learnership programs can hire learners.
  • Dual Training System is an instructional mode of delivery for technology-based education and training in which learning takes place alternately in two venues: the school or training center and the company.

One of the strategic approaches on this program is the conversion of selected industry practices/ programs registered under the apprenticeship program into DTS modality.
Objectives: To strengthen manpower education and training in the Philippines by institutionalizing the DTS as an instructional delivery system of technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Target Beneficiaries:

  • Trainees/ Students
  • Companies
  • Schools
  • Training Centers
  • Training Institutions
  • IBs/Industry Associations
  • LGUs
  • NGOs
  • GOs
  • Parents
  • Teachers
  • Trainers

Benefits of the Dual Training System:

FOR STUDENTS: ◦Quality training and proper skills, work attitude and knowledge

  • Enhanced employability after training
  • Better chances for career mobility
  • Allowance for transportation and other expenses.

FOR COMPANIES: ◦Workers developed according to the company's needs

  • Guaranteed highly skilled and productive workers
  • Savings on production cost through tax incentives

FOR SCHOOLS: ◦Less need for sophisticated equipment and facilities

  • Responsiveness to industries' needs
  • Maximized use of equipment and facilities
  • Better employment opportunities for its graduates
  • Enhanced public image
  • Tax exemption for imported equipment

Coverage of DTS:

Participants in the dual training system include duly accredited:

  • Public and private educational institutions/training centers
  • Agricultural, industrial and business establishments

DTS Accreditation Procedures

Schools or training centers and business establishments interested in adopting the dual training system must apply for accreditation with TESDA.

Accreditation is necessary to ensure quality training and prevent abuses in program implementation.

To qualify for accreditation, the school or training center must have the necessary facilities, equipment, qualified teachers, and training plan.

To become a DTS cooperator, a company must apply for accreditation through an accredited school. The company accepting trainees must have the necessary equipment and workshop areas for hands-on training, qualified trainors, and training plan.