TESDA RTC 1 Mission:

The Regional Training Center is a leading provider of quality assured, market driven and relevant technical education and skills training for globally competitive blue collar workforce.


TESDA RTC 1 Vision:

The Regional Training Center provides technical education and skills training towards the development of high quality, productive and competitive middle-level manpower, responsive to the national development goals and priorities.


TESDA RTC 1 Values Statement:

We believe in demonstrated competence, institutional integrity, personal commitment, culture of innovativeness and a deep sense of nationalism.


The Regional Training Center No. 1 (RTC 1) was created in April 30, 1977 thru the provisions of Presidential Decree No. 442 under Book II Article 47. It is one of the ten skills training center set-up by the national government nationwide in affirmation of its commitment to the development of the country’s manpower resources in the 1970s.

Now on its 43rd year of existence, RTC 1 have been continuously recognized as one of the pioneer in the field of skills training in the region. 

Since its establishment in 1977, the journey of the center in terms of quality training has significantly evolved. The quality focus of the center has expanded towards its overall operation systems. The Training Center have been given quality recognitions such as productivity award by the Regional Development Council under the cluster of the TESDA Regional Office in 2009, “VERY GOOD” rating by the Civil Service Commission’s Public Service Delivery Audit (PASADA) in 2010, and “BRONZE LEVEL” accreditation by the Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC) also in 2010.