A total of 40 well-trained Tech-Voc graduates and trainees from the five provinces of Northern Mindanao participated in the skills competition based on world standards during the 2015 Regional Skills Competition last August 17-18, this year led by the R-10 Industry Skills Competition Foundation, Inc. (RISDCFI) and the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda 10).
The competition formally opened last Monday with the ceremonial cutting of the competition chain and the raising of the banners by the provincial competitors graced by Irene Floro, vice chair of RISDCFI and Provincial Director Leo V. Velez, Tesda Misamis Oriental.
The skills competition served as the venue in recognizing the skills excellence of workers and tech-voc graduates and at the same time increased the awareness of Filipinos on technical vocational education as a viable career path.
It is one of Tesda’s most effective social marketing and advocacy strategies that raise the bar of the skilled workforce and to continuously strengthen the link between the tech-voc sector and the industry.
The trade areas opened for the competition were: Electronics, Graphic Design, Web Design/Mechatronics, Information Network Systems Administration, IT-Software Business Solutions, Information Network Cabling, Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Electrical Installation and Maintenance, Welding, Automobile Technology, Cooking, Restaurant Services, Beauty Therapy, Plumbing and Heating and Fashion Technology.
“We will continue the conduct of the skills competitions on an annual basis to continually lead the way for the career path of our trainees and graduates,” Tesda 10 Regional Director Edgar A. Sales said.
The winners of each trade area earned the opportunity to represent the region at the Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) to be held in September 2015.
The competition is sought to inspire the youth to start embarking on acquiring a skill that will pave the way to a successful career. (PIA 10)