Toby Tiangco announces free tech-voc courses for Navotas residents

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Navotas residents can learn new skills as more technical and vocational courses will be available for them for free through the training partnership between the Navotas Vocational Training and Assessment (NAVOTAAS) Institute and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Mayor Toby Tiangco and TESDA Director General, Secretary Isidro S. Lapeña recently led the virtual signing of the memorandum of agreement (MOA) that established the TESDA – NAVOTAAS Training Institute.

Tiangco said the partnership will enable Navotas residents to learn new skills to help them earn a living amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Remote work may become the new normal for us. Thus, it is crucial to develop skills, especially on the use of digital technology. We are fortunate that these same skills are what TESDA-NAVOTAAS Training Institute hopes to develop in its students,” he said.

Under the 5-year agreement, TESDA will use the second, third and fourth floors of NAVOTAAS Institute–Main at Brgy. North Bay Boulevard South (NBBS) Kaunlaran as their satellite office and training center.

They will offer tech-voc courses on 2D Animation, Advance Microsoft Excel Training, Computer System Servicing, Cyber Security, Driving, and Solar Powered Lighting and Mobile Phone Charging Kit Training.

TESDA will also shoulder the compensation and other remuneration of their staff and trainers; provide consumable supplies, tools and materials, and other necessary equipment; and pay for the utility expenses.