Maria Susan P. Dela Rama
Executive Director, Certification Office
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

Director Ma. Susan Dela Rama has been the project manager of the eTESDA, which develops the TESDA Online Program (TOP), since 2012. The TESDA Online Program showcases open and distance learning through its online courses. Director Dela Rama has held various positions in TESDA most of which was as Executive Director of TESDA’s Planning Office from December 2000 to October 2004, and July 2011 to December 2013. Since 2014, she has been serving as the Executive Director of the TESDA Certification Office.

Director Dela Rama earned her BA degree in Economics from the University of the Philippines Manila in 1980. In 1985, she completed all academic units of the Master of Statistics in UP Diliman. Drawing from an impressive educational background, she honed her skills and knowledge by venturing into her fields of interest like strategic planning, program management, education, etc. Her experience in ODeL, as reflected in the current span of her career, continues to create massive impact in the field.

Director Dela Rama will be the plenary speaker for the 3rd plenary session on Open Education: Philippine Initiatives (MOOCs and OERs) at the 5th National Conference on Open and Distance eLearning (NCODEL) to be held on 22-23 November 2017 at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria, Manila, Philippines.