TESDA’s free competency assessment starts today PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 March 2011 16:05

More than five hundred skilled workers and graduating students of technical vocational institutions (TVIs) are expected to troop to TESDA Regional and Provincial Training Centers and some private technical vocational institutions (TVIs) to take the free competency assessment and certification today.

Free assessment is one of the essential features of the National TVET Competency Assessment and Certification (NATCAC) Week.  The other good news is that successful candidates will be issued their Certificates of Competency (COC) or National Certificates (NC) within the week.  Increasingly, the NCs and COCs are required by most local and foreign employers. A mini job fair in coordination with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) will also be conducted on 01 April to give work opportunities to unemployed skilled workers and graduating students.

The NATCAC is aimed to help enhance the competitiveness and employability of workers.  It will focus on identified key qualifications that are critical and hard to find with high industry demand.  In region 9, the identified qualifications are automotive servicing, computer hardware servicing, computer programming, 2D animation, food and beverage services, bread and pastry production, housekeeping, plumbing, welding (SMAW), electrical installation and maintenance, commercial cooking, driving, bookkeeping, machining, masonry, events management services, plumbing, and visual graphics. 
The assessment venues include the TESDA Regional Training Center, MEIN College, STI College, Unibersidad de Zamboanga, Comtech Institute, Inc., Nuevo Zamboanga College, and Immaculate Conception Archdiocesan School (ICAS).

The free assessment will again be conduced in June and August this year.  For more information, applicants may call TESDA 9 at tel. nos. 991-3229 and 991 9434. — JC WeeTESDA 9