More than 80 trainees graduate from NAVOTAAS

Published February 21, 2022, 1:52 PM

by Aaron Homer Dioquino

A total of 86 trainees from the Navotas Vocational Training and Assessment (NAVOTAAS) Institute completed their technical vocational courses on Friday, Feb. 18.

Among the graduates, 17 trainees have received their national certification (NC) II for Automotive Servicing, 16 for Electrical Installation and Maintenance, 35 for Japanese Language and Culture II, and 18 for Massage Therapy NC II course.

“Having tech-voc skills open more livelihood opportunities that is why we offer free trainings to Navoteños. Since 2019, we had 1,975 graduates of various tech-voc courses and we hope more Navoteños will avail of this program,” Mayor Toby Tiangco said.

The NAVOTAAS Institute offers different technical and vocational courses under the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and the Commission on Higher Education, according to It has four training centers that are open to residents and non-residents of Navotas City.

Residents can enroll for free, while non-residents may enroll and take assessment exams for a fee depending on the course they are going to take.

The local government, said that the enrollment for the courses offered such as Electrical Installation and Maintenance NC II, Automotive Servicing NC II, Shielded Metal Arc Welding, Beauty Care NC II, Bread and Pastry, Food Production and others are still ongoing.

Rep. John Rey Tiangco reminded the graduates that competition in any field or industry is inevitable and the key to staying ahead is by continuously getting better.

“Learn new skills or strengthen your old ones to ensure that you are ready to face and fight for the job or business that you want and dream of,” Rep. Tiangco said.