NAVOTAS CITY – Navotas City now has 289 new skilled workers after they finished their studies at the Navotas Training and Assessment (NAVOTAAS) Institute.
Some 189 graduates of the NAVOTAAS Institute Scholarship Program were funded by the local government while 100 others were under the umbrella of the Training for Work Scholarship Program of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Navotas City Mayor John Rey Tiangco at Representative Tobias Tiangco commended the graduates and encouraged them to continue honing their skills. They also reminded them of having the right work ethics and camaraderie among their colleagues.
“Hindi natatapos ang pagkatuto. Bata pa kayo at taglay ninyo ang isa sa mahahalagang kayamanan—oras. Gamitin n’yo ito nang mabuti. Patuloy kayong mag-aral at linangin ang sarili (Learning does not end here. You are still young. You possess one of the most valuable treasures in life – time. Use that wisely. Keep on studying and improving yourself),” the city mayor said.
Meanwhile, Congressman Tiangco shared that the city council will build two new training centers in Brgy. NBBS-Kaunlaran and Brgy. Daanghari, respectively, which will offer tech-voc courses such as housekeeping, barista, wellness massage, animation and visual graphics, and carpentry, among others.
“Sisikapin naming ibigay sa inyo ang mga oportunidad para mapaunlad ninyo ang inyong sarili. Gamitin ninyo ito at patuloy ninyong hasain ang inyong angking kakayahan (We will exert our effort to provide the best opportunities for you to maximize your potential. Use this time to continue enhancing your skills),” the legislator said.
Recently, the local government opened the doors of NAVOTAAS Institute to non-Navotas City residents who intends to study any tech-voc course and secure a certification.
Under City Ordinance No. 2018-17, anyone can enroll and get an assessment exam at the NAVOTAAS Institute but it is subject to certain fees depending on their preferred course.