Active Learning Awarded TESDA Accreditation


MANILA, (October 8, 2008) - Active Learning today announced that its Java training curriculum is now recognized by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA). As an accredited institution, Active Learning now offers its Java courses as part of the PGMA Train-For-Work Scholarship Project. The PGMA-TWSP program was established by TESDA in 2006 to increase the intake of skilled software developers.

Individuals who would like to take part in the program will have to undergo Active Learning's assessment exam to determine if the individual is qualified to avail of the PGMA scholarship. Successful candidates will then go through Active Learning's Java training program. Qualified scholars are also automatically entitled to take part in Active Learning's Enrollment to Employment Program (ALEEP). Through the program, successful graduates will be hired by companies belonging to Active Learning's client network as well as members of the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA).

"We're very happy with this development. This is an opportunity for us to help the software industry acquire the much needed Java talent that it sorely lacks. It also gives individuals who are passionate in writing software the jump start they need to begin a promising and lucrative career in Java development." said Gavin Lim, Training Director of Active Learning.

Companies can also take advantage of the program in several ways. Organizations needing trained Java developers only need to register in the program to be constantly informed of new graduates of the course. Members of the PSIA can also use ALEEP to train near-hires, which they commit to hire after completion of the program.

About Active Learning

Active Learning is a premier provider of hands-on technology training for IT professionals in the Philippines. Focusing on open-source training, the company is committed to delivering high-quality courses that expedite the learning process of its students and ensure a quick return on investment. Active Learning is located at  Unit 810 Medical Plaza Ortigas Building, San Miguel Avenue, Ortigas Center, Pasig City, Philippines. It can be contacted at telephone number (632) 726-8128. On the Internet, it is found at http://www.activelearning.ph.

About TESDA

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) was established through the enactment of Republic Act No. 7796 otherwise known as the "Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994", which was signed into law by President Fidel V. Ramos on August 25, 1994. This Act aims to encourage the full participation of and mobilize the industry, labor, local government units and technical-vocational institutions in the skills development of the country's human resources.