TPSAT, TESDA hold TM1 training at the AGREA Farm School

TPSAT, TESDA hold TM1 training at the AGREA Farm School

21 May, 2019

BOAC, MARINDUQUE. Torrijos Poblacion School of Arts and Trades (TPSAT) currently holds Trainers Methodology Level I (TM1) training at the AGREA Farm School in Barangay Cawit of this municipality.

TPSAT has secured funding from the TESDA Regional Office for the training of fifty (50) Marinduque-based participants upon request of the Marinduque Technical Vocational Institutions Association whose members come from both public and private tech-voc institutions in the province.

“This TM1 training, assessment, and certification prepares future tech-voc trainers in Marinduque,” said TPSAT Administrator Rosarie Paras.

Training the trainers, assessors
TM1 consists of competencies a TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) trainer or assessor must achieve, such as plan training sessions, facilitate learning sessions, supervise work-based learning, conduct competency assessment, maintain training facilities and utilize electronic media in facilitating training.

A person who has achieved this qualification is competent to be a TVET Trainer, Technical Trainer, Training Facilitator/Coordinator, and/or a Competency Assessor.


Marinduque-based tech-voc institutions
Aside from two government-operated technical schools in Marinduque, namely TPSAT in Torrijos and Buyabod School of Arts and Trades (BSAT) in Sta. Cruz, there are currently nine TESDA-accredited technical-vocational private schools in the province:

  • AGREA Agricultural Communities International Foundation, Inc.;
  • DMDC Farm;
  • Marinduque Manpower and Trade Skills Institute, Inc. (MMTSI);
  • Marinduque Technical and Vocational Institute (MTVI);
  • Marinduque Technical Training Center (MTTCI);
  • Moriones Training School, Inc.;
  • Santa Cruz Institute (SCI);
  • Everbright International Academy, Inc.; and
  • Mogpog International Culinary School, Inc. (MICS).

For a list of TESDA-accredited tech-voc courses offered in Marinduque and their corresponding scholarship requirements, contact the TESDA Provincial Office through landline (042)332-0231, mobile (0995)784-7296, or email