The triangular lines represent the major pillars of the technical-vocational education and training system - government, industry and the private training institutions.
The small circle above the triangular lines represents the Filipino skilled manpower, the main reason for being the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
The skilled manpower and the training system within the classic rotary wheel means industrial progress powered through focused manpower development.
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is the government agency tasked to manage and supervise technical education and skills development (TESD) in the Philippines. It was created by virtue of Republic Act 7796, otherwise known as the “Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994”. The said Act integrated the functions of the former National Manpower and Youth Council (NMYC), the Bureau of Technical-Vocational Education of the Department of Education, Culture and Sports (BTVE-DECS) and the Office of Apprenticeship of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE).
TESDA was created to mobilize the full participation of industry, labor, technical and vocational institutions, local government, and civil society for skilled manpower development programs.