17 tech-voc trainees wins gold in 2019 Reg’l Skills Competition
A total of 17 technical-vocational trainees/graduates were hailed champions for this year’s Davao Regional Skills Competition.
The respective winners of the 16 skills areas bested their rivals and acquired sufficient points to emerge as gold medalists in the two-day showdown of skills held at the Regional Training Center – Korea Philippines Vocational Training Center in Tibungco, Davao City on May 9-10, 2019.
Trainees/graduates from the RTC-KPVTC, Davao hauled the most number of gold medals, proving dominance in the eight skills areas. The winners were: Duo- Kier Erwin Sustiverio and Christoperle Doblas for Mechatronics, Ed Laurence Inojales for Mechanical CAD, Cesar Co, Jr. for Welding Technology, Jimson Usayan for Graphic Design Technology, John Alicar Tayros for Automobile
Technology, Jay Taping for Refrigeration and Airconditioning, Hana Babe Estorba for Cooking and Jomari Cajegas for Restaurant Services.
Meanwhile, three trainees also bannered the University of Immaculate Conception (UIC) dominating four areas: Roshial Adrian Tolentino for Web Design and Development, Senior High School student Maynard Magallen for IT Software Solutions for Business, and Michael Joseph Lagang for IT Network System Administration.
Joel Baring, Jr. and Renz Ver Alberca of Carmelo C. delos Cientos Sr. National Trade School (CCNTS) also brought home the gold in Electrical Installation and Beauty Therapy respectively. Moreover, lone competitors – Patrick Quezon from Philippine Women’s College (PWC) for Fashion Technology, Elbridge Chester Elorde of Arlyn Basquez Academy for Hairdressing and Edgar Secuya, Jr. poured their best efforts to earn a well-deserved win on the said qualifications.
The activity aims to provide a venue for the competitors to showcase their skills, and for TESDA to assess the capacity and competence of tech-voc trainees, graduates, and industry workers in terms of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). It also served as an important input for both private and public institutions in terms of training effectiveness.
In his speech during the closing ceremony, TESDA XI Regional Director, Engr. Lorenzo G. Macapili, DTE congratulated all the competitors and experts, pointing that he is optimistic that the region will soar higher and be able to produce competent and globally-competitive new sets of winners in the upcoming higher level competitions.
“There are no losers in this competition. It’s not about the gold medal, it’s not the amount. What is important is that you are able to learn something from this short two-day competition,” Director Macapili said. He also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to all the participants, partners and TESDA staff and personnel who took part and gave meaning to the said activity.
Said winners will represent the region in the Vis-Min (Visayas-Mindanao) Zonal and National Skills Competition with roads leading to the 2020 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Skills Competition in Singapore and World Skills Competition in China in 2021.
In 2018, four competitors and five experts from the region represented the country during the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition in Thailand, among which is Heinrich M. Omlaan who received the Medallion for Excellence Award for acquiring sufficient points to beat the competition standards in welding. Also Davao’s pride is Engr. Melanie M. Domingo, an expert in beauty therapy who will be among the delegates in Russia for the 2019 World Skills Competition.