Tuesday, December 17, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga-In a bid to showcase the level of competence of technical-vocational trainees and industry workers across Central Luzon, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) recently held its 2013 Regional Skills Competition (RSC) at Robinsons Starmills, City of San Fernando, Pampanga.
TESDA Regional Director Teodoro Gatchalian, together with officials from the host city and province led the cutting of the ceremonial RSC gold chain while Joselito Ayalde, 9thAssociation of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Skills Competition Medallion of Excellence for Web Design Awardee, lighted a torch to mark the formal opening.
In his welcome remarks, Mayor Edwin Santiago expressed support and cooperation to this activity, citing that skills’ training is among the fastest ways to alleviate poverty and hunger.
“As our way of showing our cooperation to this program, the city will initiate trainings for lantern makers not only to boost the industry in which our city is known for, but also to open job opportunities for our people,” Santiago bared.
“RSC serves as a reflection of how well technical-vocational courses are being taught here in the region. In fact, last year, we emerged as the champion in the Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC). In addition, three of our representatives qualified in the ASEAN leg in Jakarta, Indonesia wherein one was awarded the Medallion of Excellence”, Gatchalian said.
The regional director expressed confidence that with the help, cooperation and dedication of all stakeholders, Central Luzon will once again bring home the championship title in the 2014 PNSC which will be held in Metro Manila.
Top performers from such compete in the ASEAN level, which will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam.
In RSC, participants compete in 20 trade areas namely automobile technology, beauty therapy, cabinet making, caring, cookery, electrical, electronics, fashion technology, graphics design, hairdressing, IT-networking, IT-software solution, joinery, mechanical CAD, mechatronics, plumbing and heating, refrigeration and air conditioning, restaurant services, web design, and welding. (Marie Joy L. Simpao)
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