TESDA-CAR regional skills competition kicks off April 9

The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Cordillera Administrative Region (TESDA-CAR) officially started the regional skills competitions in two competition sites today which will last until April 12.
In an official statement released by the agency, a total of 28 students from different technical vocational institutions (TVIs) coming from the different provinces of the region will be joining the competition where they will demonstrate their skills in the eleven different trade areas.
This year’s regional skills competition carries the theme, “Success Within Reach through Skills and Competence.”
The trade areas are as follows: Cooking, Restaurant Services, Hair Dressing, Beauty Therapy, IT Software Solution for Business, Web Design and Development, Graphic Design Technology, Cabinet Making, Wall and Floor Tiling, Joinery, and Welding Technology.
The participants should get at least 700 points to qualify for the medallion of excellence award.
The regional skills competition adopts the standard scoring system for the World Skills Competition.
The students will then compete for the zonal (Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao) and national competitions.
The winners in the national category will then participate in the (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) ASEAN Skills Competition in Singapore in 2020 where they can get a chance to participate in the World Skills Competition in China in 2021.
Meanwhile, TESDA-CAR’s Acting Regional Director Engineer Manuel Wong said that the skills competition is a friendly competition among partners and stakeholders of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) sector involving workers from the industry, enterprises, students, trainees, and graduates of technical vocational schools.
He also said that this will provide an avenue to recognize work excellence and develop new generation of highly skilled Filipino workers.
The regional skills competition 2019 is an activity of the region spearheaded by TESDA in partnership with the Public and Private TVI’s, industry and Local Government Unit partners. **Pamela Mariz Geminiano

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