TESDA offers free competency assessment PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 02 July 2012 13:47

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is again offering free competency assessment to sixty thousand (60,000) workers, returning overseas foreign workers, and technical-vocational education and training (TVET) trainers nationwide.

The free competency assessment is the heart of the National TVET Competency and Assessment and Certification (NATCAC) program.  This is a synchronized conduct of competency assessment and certification in identified key qualifications. The program is designed to promote industry acceptance and recognition of the value of certification in quality-assuring the competencies of their workers.  This also seeks to upgrade the qualification of existing workers, trainers, and assessors to a higher level of qualification and enhance their competitiveness and employability.

In Region 9, a total of 2,710 individuals are targeted to be benefited by the program scheduled on July 9-20, August 20-31, and October 15-16, this year. The key qualifications identified consist of automotive and land transport (automotive servicing NC II, Driving NC II, Driving NC III/passenger bus/straight truck); construction (technical drafting NC II, electrical installation and maintenance NC II); information and communication technology (2D Animation NC II, 3D Animation NC III); tourism (bread and pastry production NC II, housekeeping NC III, commercial cooking NC III); metals and engineering (shielded metal arc welding NC II),  heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) (ref and Aircon servicing NC II); and agriculture and food processing (food processing NC II, rubber production NC II, rubber processing NC II).  After the promulgation of the training regulation on rubber production NC II and rubber processing NC II last May 9, workers in the rubber industry will now be given a chance to be assessed and certified during the 3rd run of the NATCAC in October in Vitali, Zamboanga City. (for a complete list of qualifications, please see page 3).

Successful candidates will be issued their Certificates of Competency (COC) or National Certificates (NC) within the day that they took the assessment.

Interested applicants are required to submit self-assessment guide, three pieces passport size pictures with name written at the back, duly accomplished application form to the nearest TESDA Provincial/Regional Offices or to the identified accredited assessment centers.

For more information, applicants may call TESDA 9 at tel. nos. 991-3229 and 991 9434 and look for Ms.Liza Babaran. — Joy C. Wee/TESDA 9