It was the Office of the Vice President for Research in the 90’s who was responsible for the application of the technical-vocational courses of PLT College, Inc. now known as the Office of Research and Development and Vice President for Administration. In the year of two thousand and eleven (2011), Engr. Purisimo L. Tiam come up with the PLTCI-Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (PLTCI-TESDA) Office that is now working as an independent entity/office to strengthen its TESDA registered and accredited programs, conduct of assessment and national certification, to cater the needs of the short-term courses and the degree courses under the Ladderized Education Program of the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) and TESDA.
In the year two thousand and three, the PLTCI-TESDA Office is now called as Technical-Vocational and Assessment Office also known as TVAO. The newly instituted office is under the supervision of Miss Cristina M. Mendoza, the Director.
Inspired by the noble task, the Technical-Vocational and Assessment Office provides quality training and uphold integrity in the conduct of assessment and national certification, to achieve the best knowledge, skills and attitude that can improve the confidence, effectiveness and respect of trainees on the workplace profession.
The prime producer of globally competent, technically skilled and God-centered Tech-Voc graduates.
To develop students with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. To promote the total development skills and technical education of students through world-class education.
Upon completion of a training program, the awardee of a TESDA National Certification should be able to:
1. demonstrate mastery and knowledge on the competency acquired on their workplace profession;
2. apply critical thinking and problem solving skills in the workplace profession to address human diversity issues, discrimination and oppression, social and economic justice, and interactions;
3. perform competency and awareness of the tools they will needs as they continue their learning process;
4. demonstrate the skill and ability to work efficiently coupled with effective communication with diverse clients, colleagues and communities;
5. apply ethical decision-making guided by value, principles and standards on the workplace profession, particularly the values of self-determination, empowerment, and regard for diversity; and
6. demonstrate humility and integrity in being a world class Filipino work force and as a God-centered technical-vocational graduate.