An outstanding group of potential professionals participated in the practical competency assessment facilitated by Toplis Offshore Training Center Inc.
Just this October 4th, Tuesday, from 8am to 3pm, TOTC Incorporated, brought back its annual trade testing program after almost two years of being on-hold due to the pandemic crisis.
A trade test is a type of practical competency exam used to assess individuals coming from a certain trade or occupation who have acquired knowledge, skills, and proficiency but have yet to possess a formal certification attesting to the prospective worker’s proficiency in adherence to the skill standards of a particular occupation. A little over two months ago, a skill training course was initiated under TOTC’s supervision wherein twice-a-week evaluations were executed in preparation for the actual trade testing event.
Trade tests are typically proctored under direct administration of a myriad of potential employers while the staff provided by the host establishment facilitate the event. Upon application, participants are provided with the assessment criteria (based on the client’s standards) which will serve as guidelines as they partake in the hands-on demonstration.
Notable clients who conducted the one-day event were said to have come from distinguished recruitment companies who are responsible for fostering a solid workforce in many different industries. For this event, they have specially catered to the engineering and construction industry. A total of three specific fields of expertise comprising 22 skilled artisans were tested that day: prospective pipe fitters, electricians and duct men. Successful completion of the test will result in recognition of qualification based on industry and clientele standards. Certification is a validation of the holder’s productivity, quality work, and competitiveness in the particular field of occupation.
In our 15 years of service, TOTC Inc. has been the go-to training and service provider of companies because we are consistently committed to providing our craftsmen with the most dynamic skill training courses. Our mission is to empower the Filipino workforce by subjecting them to a high quality standard of assessment as well as incorporating advanced and up-to-date technology in their skill courses so our learners remain on the right track.
Through this training course, TOTC upholds its undertaking of delivering the most holistic transformation for Filipino workers.
2 thoughts on “TOTC’s Trade Testing activities”
Hi, I would like to inquire regarding the trade tests that you offer specifically for TIG Welders.
1. Are there different levels they can be tested on? or just 1?
2. How are they being tested; when is someone assessed as “sufficiently good”?
3. How much would the assessment/practical test cost per head?
Thank you so much!
Thank you for writing to us, Maricris,
To answer your questions, a) testing levels vary depending on the requirements, b) workers are assessed as “sufficiently good” when they pass the demonstrative exam and exhibit sufficient knowledge based on the required procedures, and c) assessment costs differ based on the WPS required by the client or employer/principal.