TAGUIG CITY — The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is inviting the public to enroll in the new online course entitled “Performing Proper Waste Management in the Workplace” available on the TESDA Online Program.
The free, self-paced course is composed of two units covering the concepts and practices of ecological solid waste management.
TESDA developed the online course in cooperation with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through the National Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC).
Recently, the NSWMC approved and adopted the said online module by virtue of Resolution No. 1424 series of 2020, signed by DENR Undersecretary and Alternate to the Chairman of NSWMC Benny Antiporda.
In response, the TESDA chief, Secretary Isidro Lapeña, presented on December 21 a Certificate of Appreciation to the NSWMC, which Antiporda virtually received.
Enhancing knowledge, skills & attitudes on waste management
Earlier in June, Lapeña issued Memorandum No. 242, series of 2020, (Delivery of the eLearning Course on Practicing Solid Waste Management in the Workplace) citing Republic Act 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000, as basis for the development of this course.
It intends to enhance the knowledge, skills and attitudes of the learners on the proper classification, segregation, minimization and disposal of solid wastes.
The course also discusses salient features of the Philippine Environmental Laws and Regulations, as well as Waste Management Strategy and Planning to reduce the environmental impact of solid wastes.
R.A. 9003 declares the policy of the state in adopting a systematic, comprehensive and ecological solid waste management program to ensure the protection of public health, environment and the proper segregation, collection, transport, storage, treatment and disposal of solid waste through the formulation and adoption of best environmental practices.
A Certificate of Completion can be downloaded by trainees who complete the course as well as getting at least 80% in the summative test at the end of the course.
Aside from this latest online course, TESDA has also promulgated the Training Regulations for Garbage Collection National Certificate (NC) I and Sanitary Landfill Operation NC II to promote the observance and practice of solid waste management in the communities.
Various free online courses are also available on the TOP via www.e-tesda.gov.ph or through the TESDA App (downloadable from Google Play and Apple Store). (/)