The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is mandated to provide quality technical education and skills development to the people in the Autonomous Region. As such, it shall:

• Promote and strengthen the quality of technical education and skills development programs to attain local and global competitiveness;

• Focus technical education and skills development on meeting the changing demands for quality middle level manpower; and

• Encourage critical thinking by imparting scientific knowledge among middle level manpower. 




The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority shall:

• Manage and regulate the Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Sector in the ARMM through accreditation and registration of all TVET program offerings, compliance audits, trainers' and assessors' trainings, among others. The Authority, in the performance of this function, shall apply the national established accreditation and registration procedures and requirements until the TESDA Board shall have adopted relevant policies, rules and regulations on the matter.

• Address gaps in the formal TVET sector through the conduct of skills trainings in its training centers and in the communities.

• Ensure TVET quality through the provision of standards and system development services relevant to global, national and regional demands provided that regional standard shall not be less than that those set by TESDA National.

• Conduct of National Competency Assessment and Certification of workers and TVET graduates.

• Develop comprehensive training syllabi incorporating desirable work values through the development of moral character with emphasis on work ethics, discipline, self-reliance and deep sense of nationalism; and 

• Promote and encourage partnership with various stakeholders, LGUs and other civic organizations in order to ensure the effective implementation of the powers and functions of the Authority.