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The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority is holding a series of competency assessment and certification activities nationwide until December this year, a press release from TESDA said.

The National TVET Competency Assessment and Certification Program targets to benefit 60,000 individuals, from the ranks of trainers of public and private technical vocational institutions, public utility drivers, workers and other industry practitioners who want to undergo competency assessment, returning overseas Filipino workers and Filipino expatriates with relevant TVET experience, and industry practitioners who are prospective competency assessors, the press release said.

For this series, NATCAC will not be offered to graduating students or trainees of various TESDA-registered programs, it added.
The assessment and certification services to be offered nationwide are free of charge.

Those interested may download the self-assessment guide for their selected qualification from the TESDA website www.tesda.gov.ph to find out if they are ready for the National Assessment and Certification, the press release said.
For Negros Occidental, 18 qualifications are offered for free assessment.

Applicants are advised to go directly to the designated Assessment Centers at least one week before the posted schedule and submit the requirements as no walk-in applicant shall be accepted on the assessment date, the press release said.

The requirements are application form (two sets), two photocopies of birth certificate issued by the National Statistics Office, four pieces passport size photos (colored with white background, shirt/dress with collar, not scanned, not edited, not rushed, not stapled damaged and paper should not be glossy), certificate of employment that is related to the competency assessment applied for, the press release said.

The competencies are for Animal Production NC II, Horticulture NC II, Automotive Servicing NC II, Driving NC II, Driving (Passenger Bus/Straight Truck) NC III, Bookeeping NC III, Consumer Electronics Servicing NC II, Cookery NC II, Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, and Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC III.

Assessment for Plumbing NC II, Machining NC II, Machining NC III, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC II, Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) NC III, Computer Hardware Servicing NC II, Medical Transcription NC II, and Visual Graphics Design NC III will also be conducted, the press release said.

For more information, those interested may contact Beverly Insular, through telephone numbers (034) 4956621; 4956622; and 7127175, it added.*

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