Scholarship Programs
With two of TESDA's flagship programs, the Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) and the Training for Work Scholarship (TWSP), TESDA-ARMM will realign the slots allocation in the provinces to give prioritization to program offerings that would ensure employment after the trainings.
Distribution of slots for these scholarship programs depend on the slot allocations of the TESDA Central Office.
•    Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA)
     Established through Section 8 of R.A. No. 8545 or the Expanded Government Assistance to Students and Teachers in   
     Private Education (GATSPE) Act, the Private Education Student Financial Assistance (PESFA) program aims to extend
     financial assistance to marginalized but deserving students who want to enroll in private institutions.
     PESFA scholars entitled to free training cost, student allowance, book allowance, and assessment fee.
•   Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP)
    The TWSP is directed to fill up the skills gaps and job requirements of priority industries and sectors with high    
    employability rate, improve the reach of quality TVET to the grassroots and encourage technical-vocational institutions 
    to offer programs in higher qualifications catering to in-demand industry requirements.
    This scholarship program entitles TWSP scholars to free training cost and assessment fee.
•   Skills Training for Employment Program (STEP)
    A community-based specialty training program that will address the specific skills needs of the communities and    
    promote employment, particularly through entrepreneurial, self-employment, self-employment and service-oriented
•   Special Scholarship
♦   CY 2013 (Ongoing)
     Cash for Training (C4TP)
     To improve the plight of the youth and empower them through skills trainings and assistance towards    
     gainful employment and entrepreneurial activities, TESDA and DSWD forged a partnership called the Cash  
     for Training Project (C4TP).  
     The project is composed of 2 independent components: Training for wage-employment (Trabaho) and    
     Training for self-employment (Hanapbuhay).
Total youth target for ARMM     : 3,286
Total cost for the Activity         : PhP 65,720,000.00
♦    CY 2012 - 2013
     Transition Investment Support Program (TISP)
     In support to the ARMM's thrust for poverty reduction, the Government of the Philippines through the    
     Authority of Honorable President Benigno Simon C. Aquino III, granted a stimulus fund to the region.
     TESDA-ARMM implemented the said project fund through 3 components:
     PESFA, TWSP, and Job skills trainings for the youth and the Ulama.
 Component   Slots Allocation   Fund Allocation (PhP)  
 PESFA 1,663 13,537,210.00
 TWSP 1,309 8,090,000.00
 Job skills training for the youth and the Ulama 5,984  40,000,000.00 
                                                      Total 8,956 61,627,210.00
       ♦    CY 2011 - 2012
     Joint Programme on Youth, Employment and Migration (JP-YEM)
     As contracted by the International Labour Office (ILO), this Authority implemented the Labor Market-    
     Responsive Technical Vocational Skills Training and the Labor Market-Responsive Entrepreneurship Training  
     to the disadvantage youths of Maguindanao.
•   JP-YEM TechVoc Component
     The TechVoc Component provided 500 target constitutes in Maguindanao with technical vocational            skills training and prepared them to undergo on-the-job trainings.
•   JP-YEM Entrep Component
     The programme comprised of intensive five-day Entrepreneurship Skills Trainings using the Start              and Improve Your Business (SIYB) methodology, provision of Starter Kits worth Php15,000 to 60              graduates of the said training who had feasible Business Plans, and monitoring and mentoring the            recipients of the Starter Kits.
 Component     Physical Target       Accomplishment    
 Tech-Voc Component  500 500
 Entrep Component
    No. of Trainees 113 113
    No. of Trainees 60 60
    granted w/ starter kits