Tagum City Trade School is an institution accredited by TESDA that offers Technical and Vocational Education and Training Programs (TVET) under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education (CHED).
Tagum National Trade School owed its emergence from the Hon. Lorenzo P. Sarmiento, who was the lone congressman from Davao del Norte in 1972. He had envisioned the need to open a vocational school in this part of the province as an answer to the cry of the low-income group who could not avail of the high cost of secondary education. The active congressman worked out for the establishment of the school as reflected in his bill- REPUBLIC ACT 5986.
The opening of a trade school in the then municipality of Tagum was indeed a timely move for the populace not only because of its relatively nominal school fees which suited the low-income group but also of its relevance to the youth whose inclination was towards trade education.
Tagum National Trade School started its humble beginnings on August 1, 1972 using the Tagum Community gym as temporary classroom. Seventy- eight (78) first year high school students coming from the excess enrollees of Tagum Municipal High School served as core group which was handled by two teachers.
Barely a year after, Tagum National Trade School was given a school site in Apokon, Tagum, Davao (now Tagum City) where a full blast construction of school buildings followed suit. Four years after its foundation, it released its first graduate for the Four-Year Secondary Trade Curriculum. This has paved way to a start of a great tradition that is to last up to the present.
However, the implementation of DECS-TESDA joint Memorandum Circular No. 1,s.,1998 brought back Tagum National Trade School into the fold of the DECS, TESDA rulings are no longer legitimate for the secondary but only in the post secondary level.
Tagum National Trade School can boast of modern facilities too. Big concrete school buildings abound the perimeters of the school that include computer laboratory rooms, technology shops, H.E. and a cultural gym which has always been a site for big division and regional conferences.
Tagum City Trade School
Address: Apokon, Tagum City, Philippines
Telephone Number: 084 217-3487
TESDA Approved Programs
Here is the list of available TESDA registered programs and short courses offered in “Tagum City Trade School” in the province of Davao del Norte.
List of Tesda Courses Offered / Registered Programs
|Automotive Servicing NC II||524 Hours|
|Bookkeeping NC III||379 Hours|
|Carpentry NC II||243 Hours|
|Commercial Cooking NC II (Amended)||436 Hours|
|Computer Hardware Servicing NC II||463 hours|
|Consumer Electronics Servicing NC II||438 Hours|
|Dressmaking NC II||275 Hours|
|Electrical Installation & Maintenance NC II||402 Hours|
|Food and Beverage Services NC II||437 hours|
|Food Processing NC II||568 Hours|
|Housekeeping NC II||436 Hours|
|Masonry NC II||336 Hours|
|Plumbing NC II||243 Hours|
|RAC (PACU/CRE) Servicing NC II||294 Hours|
|RAC Servicing (Window-type AC/Domestic Ref) NC I||315 Hours|
|Slaughtering Operations NC II||280 Hours|
|Technical Drafting NC II||206 Hours|
|Tile Setting NC II||82 Hours|
|Trainers Methodology Level I||264 hours|
Basic Requirements for TESDA Courses:
- At least 18 years of age
- At least High School Graduate
- Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
- With good moral character
- Undergone a pre-training assessment
- Can communicate both orally and in written form
Training Fees and Schedule
The cost of training and tuition fees may vary depending upon the specific course of interest and the school offering the training. Training centers also may have slightly different syllabus to teach to students in a class.
For inquiries, tuition fees, enrollment procedures, class schedule and other concern, it would be better that you visit their school/training center and inquire for other documents they may need.
Location and Contact Information
For further information, please contact the school directly at telephone number 084 217-3487. You can also visit Tagum City Trade School. The assessment center is located at Apokon, Tagum City, Philippines.