CDO TESDEC and TVI, the journey so far


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PHILIPPINES — On June 30, 2022, Mayor Oscar Moreno will pass the leadership of CDO LGU to Rolando “Klarex” Uy. Moreno, who has been serving as mayor of the city for 9 years, has created many projects during his term. This includes TESDEC, or the Technical Education, Skills Development and Employment Council, which headed the creation of the Cagayan de Oro Technical Vocational Institute (TVI) in 2018.

Find out more about TESDEC and TVI below.


The Cagayan de Oro City Technical Education, Skills Development, and Employment Committee or TESDEC was created under Executive Order 047-14.

Early in 2022, the committee is renamed “council” through Executive Order No. 071 Series of 2022.

What is the purpose of TESDEC?

The group was set to “coordinate/harmonize among local government unit, various national agencies and other stakeholders to effectively address the challenges in technical education, skills development, and create favorable employment and livelihood opportunities” for the residents of Cagayan de Oro.

Its vision is that “people in CDO will truly become a human capital, who have access to opportunities either as entrepreneurs, self-employed, or employed.”

All in all, the endpoint of the council is “poverty alleviation.”

What has been achieved so far?

Since its establishment, TESDEC has acquired various achievements.

To begin its work, TESDEC created a strong collaborative partnership with both public and private institutions. 

Headed by its chairperson Ariel C. Hernandez and Mayor Moreno, the council has garnered numerous institutional members, which are listed below:

  • Private Sector: XUE-SEO, Balay Mindanaw, COHARA, PMAP, AMORTVET, CDO ICT-BC, Oro Chamber, MIAP, and APSSCOMOR in the Private Sector
  • LGU: LSB CTEC, CDO-TVI, PESO, APO, CSWD and CID (Secretariat)

TESDEC also conducted the Senior High School Summit to direct the smooth implementation of SHS in partnership with industries, the national government, and other stakeholders.

What is CDO-TVI?

In 2018, TESDEC created its flagship project, the Cagayan de Oro Technical Vocational Institute (CDO-TVI), through Ordinance No. 13473-2018.

The institute aims to “strengthen the technical and vocational skills of students especially the senior high school and out of school youths.”

The technical vocational school is located in Zone-2, Agusan, CDO. It provides FREE skills training through a combination of face-to-face and distance learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Other than Agusan, CDO-TVI also has campuses in Kauswagan, PN Roa, and Cugman.

What are the programs offered by CDO-TVI?

The programs offered by CDO-TVI are also Tesda Registered, including:

  • Carpentry NC II
  • Shielded Metal Arc Welding NC I & II
  • Housekeeping NC II
  • Plumbing NC I
  • Plumbing NC II
  • Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II
  • Barangay Health Service NC II

CDO-TVI will also be offering the following programs soon:

  • Construction Painting NC II
  • Scaffolding Works NC II (Supported type scaffold)
  • Masonry NCII
  • Bookkeeping NC III

What has been achieved so far?

One of the proudest moments of TESDEC is the 1,875 graduates of CDO-TVI since 2018.

Last December 2021, CDO-TVI conducted its 5th Graduation Ceremony at Centrio Mall.

How to enrol in CDO-TVI?

For those interested, the institute is open for enrollment until July 8 for the 3rd Quarter of Academic Year 2022. Classes will start on July 11, 2022.

The tuition is completely FREE. So, apply today!

You may register online through the Cagayan de Oro City Technical Vocational Institute, Inc (CDOC-TVI) Pre-Registration Form.

For more information, visit the CDO-TVI official Facebook page– WhatALife!

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Also read: Oscar Moreno to teach in Xavier Ateneo College of Law after his term as CDO Mayor

Jeraiza is a writer of Syntactics Inc. in Cagayan de Oro City. She writes for all sorts of topic to provide the right information and to keep the readers updated with the trends. A fan of all things classic, a typical bookworm with books gathering dust, and a fiction writer on weekends.

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