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Tuesday, June 06, 2017

How to Apply for OWWA Tech-Voc Scholarship for OFWs and Dependents?

Here is a good news to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)s and their dependents who wish to pursue the technical vocational course.  You may now apply for training assistance program of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP).  This program is open to all active OWWA members, or their dependents. OWWA will pay the expenses of taking up any tech-voc course accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in any training course within their respective region.
(Watch: How to avail the OWWA Scholarship for its Dependents?)
Here is a good news to Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)s and their dependents who wish to pursue the technical vocational course.

You may now apply for training assistance program of Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Skills for Employment Scholarship Program (SESP).

This program is open to all active OWWA members, or their dependents. OWWA will pay the expenses of taking up any tech-voc course accredited by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in any training course within their respective region.



 


Under the SESP, the applicant is granted to the actual cost of training fee, with a maximum of P14,500.

In the event the training fee for the applicant’s chosen course is above the said amount, the applicant shall bear the excess cost.

The scholarship is open to OFWs who return to the country with valid OWWA membership. If the OFW is abroad, the scholarship is also extended to the OFW’s qualified dependents: spouse or child for married OFWs; or single sibling for single OFWs. OFW child should also be 21 years old or below by the time of application. 

SESP is offered to active OFWs and their legal dependents who wish to enroll in the 6-months or 1-year Technical Vocational courses in any TESDA-accredited training institution.




(Irene P. Gaoken from La Trinidad Benguet is a former OFW from Hongkong for 6 years and have availed under Skills for Employment Scholarship Program)



REQUIREMENTS

1. For Active OFWs

  • Duly filled up application form from OWWA office or you can download it here.
  • 1x1 ID picture
  • photocopy of OFW’s passport
  • Visa
  • Seaman's Book (for sea base)
  • valid OWWA membership of the OFW (proof of active membership or OWWA receipts)
Note: If an applicant cannot provide proof of active membership it can be checked in OWWA database)


2. For OFW dependents

A. Child

  • Application Form
  • 1x1 ID Picture
  • Photocopy of OFWs passport
  • NSO Birth Certificate
  • Applicant must not be 21-years of age
B. Spouse
  • Application Form
  • 1x1 ID Picture
  • Photocopy of OFWs passport
  • NSO marriage certificate
C. Siblings
  • Application Form
  • 1x1 ID Picture
  • Photocopy of OFWs passport
  • Active OFW must be single
  • Applicant must be single and not more than 21-years old
  • NSO Authenticated Birth Certificate of an OFW and the applicant to establish the relationship
  • Certificate of No Marriage (Cenomar) of applicant
Applicants must also bring additional requirements as follows;
  • Any school records, (transcript of records, form 137 or school cards, high school or college diploma)
  • Barangay clearance
  • Cedula


 
(Mischielle L. Delman, wife of an active OFW in UAE. She enrolled in the OWWA-IT Program to enhance her computer skills which she thinks will be useful to her work as a teacher.)


 Once documentary requirements are met, you can now submit your application and requirement to the nearest OWWA office in your area. Most of the scholars took up tech-voc courses on Welding, Care giving, Safety Standards Training, Cookery and Computer-related courses.

The following are TESDA Courses you may choose but it depends on what courses are being offered in your area.

  • 2D Game Art Development NC III
  • 3D Game Art Development NC III (NEW)
  • Able Seafarer Deck NC II (II-5)
  • Able Seafarer Engine NC II (III-5)
  • Agricultural Crops Production NC I, NCII and NCIII
  • Air Duct Servicing NCII
  • Animal Health Care and Management NC III
  • Animal Production (Poultry-Chicken) NC II, (Ruminants) NC II, (Swine) NCII
  • Animation NC II, Animation (2D Digital) NC III, (3D Digital) NC III
  • Aquaculture NC II
  • Artificial Insemination (Large Ruminants) NC II, (Swine) NC II
  • Attractions and Theme Parks NCII
  • Auto Body Painting Finishing NC I, NC II, and N CIII
  • Auto Engine Rebuilding NC II
  • Automotive Body Repairing NC II
  • Automotive Electrical Assembly NC II and NC III
  • Automotive Mechanical Assembly NC II and NC III
  • Automotive Servicing NC I, NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  • Automotive Wiring Harness Assembly NC II
  • Barangay Health Services NC II
  • Barbering NC II
  • Bartending NC II, and Barista NC II
  • Beauty Care NC II, and NC III
  • Beauty Care Services (Nail Care) NC II, and NC III
  • Biomedical Equipment Services NCII
  • Bookkeeping NC III
  • Bread and Pastry Production NC II
  • Broadband Installation (Fixed Wireless Systems) NC II
  • Cable TV Installation NC II
  • CaTV Operation and Maintenance NC III
  • CAD CAM Operation NC III
  • Caregiving NC II
  • Carpentry NC II and NC III
  • CNC Lathe Machine Operation NC II and NC III
  • CNC Milling Machine Operation NC II, and NC III
  • Commercial Cooking NC III, and NC IV
  • Computer Systems Servicing NC II
  • Construction Lift Passenger Material Elevator Operation NC II
  • Construction Painting NC II and NC III
  • Consumer Electronics NC III and NC IV
  • Contact Center Services NC II (Call Center)
  • Cookery NC II
  • Customer Services NC II
  • Dental Hygiene NC IV
  • Dental Laboratory Technology Services NC I, (Fixed Dentures/Restorations) NC II, (Removable) NC II
  • Dental Technology NC IV
  • Diesel Power Plant Operation, and Maintenance NC II, and NC III
  • Domestic Work NC II
  • Dressmaking (Casual) NC II
  • Driving NC II, (Articulated Vehicle) NC III, (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  • Electronics Products Assembly and Servicing NC II
  • Emergency Medical Services NC II
  • Events Management Services NC III
  • Fashion design (Apparel) NC III
  • Fish Capture NC I, and NC II
  • Fish Products Packaging NC II
  • Fishing Gear Repair and Maintenance NC III
  • Fish Port Wharf Operations NC I
  • Flux-Cored Arc Welding NC I, NC II, and NC III
  • Food and beverage services NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  • Food Processing NC I, NC II, NC III, NC IV
  • Footwear Making NC II
  • Forging NC II, and NC III
  • Foundry Melting/Casting NC II, and NC III
  • Foundry Molding NC II, and NC III
  • Foundry PATTERN MAKING NC III
  • Front office services NC II
  • Furniture Making (Finishing) NC II
  • Game Programming NC III
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding NC I, NC II, and NC III
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding NC II, and NC IV
  • Gas Welding NC I, and NC II
  • Hairdressing NC II, and NC III
  • Health Care Services NC II
  • Heat Treatment
  • Heavy Equipment Servicing NC II
  • Hilot (Wellness) NC II
  • Horticulture NC II, NC III
  • Housekeeping NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  • Ice Plant Refrigeration Servicing NC III
  • ILLUSTRATION NC II
  • Instrumentation and Control Servicing NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  • Jewelry Making (Fine Jewelry) NC II, and NC III
  • Laboratory and Metrology/Calibration Services NC II, and NC III
  • LANDSCAPE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE (SOFTSCAPE) NC II
  • Line Construction (Electric Power Distribution) NC II
  • LOCAL GUIDING SERVICES NC II
  • Machining NC I, NC II, and NC III
  • MARINE ELECTRICITY (FINAL)3
  • Masonry NC I, NC II, and NC III
  • Massage Therapy NC II
  • Mechanical Drafting NC I
  • Mechatronics Servicing NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  • Medical Coding and Billing NC II
  • MEDICAL TRANSCRIPTION NC II
  • Metals Stamping NC II
  • Microfinance Technology NC II, NC IV
  • Moldmaking NC II
  • Motorcycle Small Engine Servicing NC II
  • ON-HIGHWAY DUMP TRUCK (Rigid)
  • Ophthalmic Lens Servicing NC II
  • Organic Agriculture Production NC II (NEW)
  • Painting Machine Operation NC II
  • Pattern Making NC II
  • PERFORMING ARTS – DANCE NC II
  • PERFORMING ARTS (SONG) NC II
  • Performing Arts_Ballroom Dancing NC II
  • Pest Management (Veg.) NC II
  • Pharmacy Services NC II
  • Photography NC II
  • Pipefitting NC II
  • Plant Maintenance NC I
  • Plastic Machine Operation NC II, and NC III
  • Plumbing NC I, NC II, and NC III
  • Press Machine Operation NC I
  • Process Inspection NC II, and NC III
  • Programming NC IV
  • PV System Design NC III, Servicing NC III, Installation NC II
  • Pyrotechnics NC II
  • RAC Servicing (DomRAC) NC II – New
  • RAC Servicing (PACU-CRE) NC III (Amended)
  • Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch NC II (II-4, III-4)
  • Reinforcing Steel Works NC II
  • Rice Machinery Operations NC II
  • Rigging NC I
  • Rubber Processing NC II, Production NC II
  • SCAFFOLD ERECTION NC II
  • Security Services NC I, NC II
  • SHIPS CATERING SERVICES NC I, NC II, and NC III (Ships’ Cook)
  • Slaughtering Operations NC II (Butchery)
  • SMAW NC I, NC II, NC III, and NC IV
  • Structural Erection NC II
  • Submerged Arc Welding NC I, and NC II
  • System Formwork Installation NC II
  • Tailoring (Casual) NC II
  • Technical Drafting NC II
  • Telecom OSP and Subscriber Line Installation (Copper Cable-POTS and DSL) NC II
  • Telecom OSP Installation (Fiber Optic Cable) NC II
  • Tile Setting NC II
  • TINSMITHING (AUTOMOTIVE MANUFACTURING) NC II
  • Tool and Die Making NC II
  • Tourism Promotion Services NC II
  • Trainers Methodology Level I, Level 2
  • Transmission Line Installation and Maintenance NC II, NC III
  • Transport RAC SERVICING NC II
  • TRAVEL SERVICES NC II
  • Visual Graphic Design NC III
  • Culinary Arts Course
  • Foreign Language (Korean, Japanese – Nihongo, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, and English)
  • Refrigeration and Airconditioning Servicing
Heavy Equipment Operations Courses:
  • ARTICULATED OFF-HIGHWAY DUMP TRUCK NC II
  • Backhoe Loader NC II
  • Bulldozer NC II
  • Concrete Pump NC II
  • Container Stacker NC II
  • Crawler Crane NC II
  • Forklift NC II
  • Gantry Crane NC II
  • Hydraulic Excavator NC II
  • Motor Grader NC II
  • Paver NC II
  • Rigid off-highway dump truck NC II
  • ROAD ROLLER NC II
  • Rough-Terrain Crane NC II
  • Screed NC I
  • Tower Crane NC II (Crane Operator)
  • Transit Mixer NC II
  • Truck-Mounted Crane NC II
  • Wheel Loader NC II
A TESDA certification or a National Certificate II (NC 1 or NC II) are common requirements for skill-oriented local and overseas jobs.

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