The YWA Trade Test and Training Center was built in the Philippines in 2004 to ensure we provide the very best in skilled manpower. Featuring 16,400 square feet of space, the center is fully equipped to train upwards of 500 workers per month in a variety of areas of expertise.

Trade Test

Trade Testing is carried out in the presence of a client or its technical representative. Testing of skills is mandatory to determine the overall competence and eligibility of a candidate for the position unto which he is applying for. In welding for example, the skills of a Welder is tried through actual weld test on a certain process according to client’s welding procedure specification. The same is true with other trades - the workers are being tested in accordance to their skills and trade testing is always based on the client’s requirements and specifications.

Testing and Training Facilities and Equipments

We take great pride of our Trade Test and Training Center for having topnotch machines and equipments capable of surpassing any client’s expectation! Our state of the art machines are fully capable of carrying out the tasks required by a Client. 32 Welding machines are currently being utilized together with the lathe machines for the beveling of pipes and pipe cutting machines. On top of this, each applicant is assigned an individual booth to display his welding competence. There are also air conditioned and spacious rooms for lectures and theoretical studies.

Accredited Courses

  • Welding Gas NC II
  • Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) NC II
  • Steel Fixer
  • Structural Steel Worker

Scholarship Program

The PGMA (President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) Work Scholarship Program has been registered and rewarded to YWA Trade Test & Training Center Inc. last August 2006. This is a project funded by President Arroyo with a total allocation of 500 Million as budget from the government’s pump priming fund together with the government entity such as TESDA (Technological Education and Skills Development Authority), DOLE (Department of Labor and Employment), and the Office of the President Adviser for Job Creation (OPAJC), private sector organizations and associations, and private education and training institutions.

The Project hopes to provide skills and competencies to job seekers through appropriate training programs that are directly connected to existing jobs for immediate employment and to empower private education and training institutions to offer relevant training programs that meet job requirements.