The establishment of the TESDA Women’s Center started in 1993 when former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani met with some members of the Japanese Diet. Between 1996 and 1997 the Exchange of Notes for the Project was done.

A total amount of Japanese Yen 2.620 Billion (USD 23.82M) was granted for the construction of the Center. This development was in sync with TESDA’s affirmative action policy of ensuring that women are trained in industrial courses traditionally dominated by men. The policy requires that at least 10 percent of the total TESDA annual training graduates are women. The turnover / hand-over ceremony and inauguration of the TESDA Women’s Center and its Dormitory was held in 1998.

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"To be the leading TESDA Polytechnic Institute for Women in 2028."


"As the lead Polytechnic Institute for women empowerment, we advocate and provide programs and services geared towards a quality-assured, inclusive and gender-fair TVET."

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  1. To serve the needs of stakeholders, especially women
  2. To increase employee engagement initiatives
  3. To respond to the TWC registry of external demands and internal requirements
  4. To generate sufficient resources for sustainability


  • The TESDA Women's Center was an internationally accredited TVET Institution by the Asia - Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) in 2018-2023, now acclaimed as the First APACC Platinum Awardee in the Philippines.

  • TESDA thru TWC as GAD secretariat was awarded GADTIMPALA AWARD as one of the country's Gender-Responsive National Government Agencies (NGAs), bestowed by the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) in March 2014

  • Recognized as one of ten TVET institutions from across Asia-Pacific, Africa and Europe by UNESCO-UNEVOC


  • Organizational Stucture

  • Academic Committee

  • Administrative Committee



Ms. Kimberly G. Bautista

2019 TESDA Model Employee Category II (Technical)

Ms. Shella D. Bawar

Grand Winner, 2017 Tagsanay Awards (Outstanding Trainer)

Kimberly G. Bautista

Shella D. Bawar


  • ABELLA, Aura Kriz R.
  • Education - Guidance and Counselling
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Registered Guidance Counselor
  • AGUELO, Kristine V.
  • Records Managenent
  • ANSAY, Maria Regina C.
  • Bartending
  • Food and Beverage Services
  • Empowerment Training
  • Extension Services
  • Licensed Teacher
  • ARICAYA, Clacyn L.
  • Scholar Information Systems
  • AYALA, Vicente II D.
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Educational Management
  • Food Service
  • BALBIN, Gerrelen D.
  • Dressmaking
  • Industrial Education - Garments Trade
  • BAÑAS, Alicia G.
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Development Administration
  • Bookkeeping NC III
  • BAUTISTA, Kimberly G.
  • Trainers Methodology
  • Educational Management
  • Food and Beverage Services
  • Barista
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bartending
  • BAWAR, Shella D.
  • Food and Beverage Services
  • Business Administration
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Barista
  • BILLONES, Minrod U.
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Civil Engineering
  • Shieded Metal Arc Welding
  • BRIAGAS, Ritchie U.
  • Financial and Administrative Support
  • BUENTIEMPO, Anabelle
  • Plumbing
  • CALALANG, John Cedrick G.
  • Bookkeeping
  • Legal Management
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Juris LAW
  • CAOILE, Jennifer O.
  • Electronics and Communication Engineering
  • Electronic Products Assembly and Servicing
  • Registered Electronics Technician
  • CASTAÑEDA, Jerrycho A.
  • Computer Systems and Servicing
  • Information and Computer Science
  • DAJAN, Melanie M.
  • Housekeeping
  • Occupational Therapy
  • DEINLA, Melina Faith E.
  • Industry Coordination
  • Public Administration
  • DELA CRUZ Hannah Zitah Louisse D.
  • Registered Librarian
  • Library and Information Science
  • DELA CUESTA, Ascencion A.
  • Bookkeeping
  • Business Administration
  • DUMALAGAN, Gladys T.
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Secondary Education - Math
  • DUMALAGAN, Maribel M.
  • Barista
  • Education - Educational Management
  • Licensed Teacher
  • HERMIAS, Laurence R.
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance
  • HULIPAS, Mayla June I.
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Women and Development Studies
  • Unified TVET Program Registration & Accreditation System (UTPRAS)
  • JOCSON, Jocelyn O.
  • Daycare Services
  • LLANTO, Ryan M.
  • Master Plumber
  • Registered Master Electrician
  • Registered Electrical Engineer
  • Certified Plant Mechanic
  • Environmental Planner
  • MANUBAG, Dana Cristine T.
  • Registered Dietitian
  • MENDOZA, Irene F.
  • Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding
  • MONTESINES, Aries Glenn L.
  • Web Applications
  • Information Technology
  • Computer System Servicing
  • MORALES, Janet A.
  • Food Processing
  • Human Resources
  • MORTEL, Irene P.
  • Dressmaking
  • Industrial Education
  • Licensed Teacher
  • ROBLES, Richard M.
  • Driving
  • Automotive Servicing
  • SOMERA, Mylene H.
  • Commercial Cooking
  • Educational Leadership and Management
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Cookery
  • TADAY, Mary Margaret B.
  • Food Processing
  • Secondary Education
  • TATTAO, Joenna T.
  • Licensed Nurse
  • Gender and Development
  • Member, PCW National GAD Resource Pool
  • TATTAO, Wesley E.
  • Database Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Computer Engineering
  • System Development
  • Web Development
  • VILLEGAS, Mindy Lee S.
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Education & Educational Management and Planning


Name of External Expert Affiliations Specialization
1. Pacita “Chit” U. Juan International Women\'s Coffee Alliance Business Sector
Philippine Coffee Board, Inc.
2. Rosanna A. Urdaneta, CESO II Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Government Sector
3. Ma. Aurora “Boots” D. Geotina-Garcia Philippine Women’s Economic Network (PhilWEN) Women NGO
Philippine Business Coalition for Women Empowerment (PBCWE)
Mageo Consulting Inc.
4. Carolyn I. Sobritchea, Ph.D. CHED Technical Panel on Gender & Women’s Studies Academe
University of the Philippines
5. Gilda Patricia C. Maquilan GCash Business Sector
6. Teresita “Tes” M. Borgoños   Labor Sector
7. Olivia Limpe-Aw Liquor-Maker Destileria Limtuaco Employer/Business Sector
8. Xavier “Prof. X” C. Alpasa Xaivier and Associates Social Economy
9. Ma. Paloma B. Papa, Ph.D.   Employer Sector


Ahmma Charisma Lobrin-Satumba Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) Government Sector/Workers with Special Concerns
11. Atty. Judy Rose Tugado- Demayuga JRTD Law Office Women's Rights
12. Ronald Joson Samsung Electronics Philippines Corporation (SEPCO) Customer Satisfaction
13. Dan Guevara LoveYourself PH Mental Health
14. Eufemio C. Agbayani, III National Historical Commission of the Philippines Philippine History & Nationalism
15. Aileen G. Lucero Ecowaste Coalition Green and Sustainable Practices