Four champions of 2018 Negros Oriental Pro-vincial Skills Competition are off in Cebu City to compete for TESDA VII Regional Skills Competition on April 10 – 12, 2019.
Negros Oriental participated in four various qualifications that are simultaneously conducted in Cebu City — on the respective participating registered Technical Vocational Institutions as follows: Cooking (Tourism Sector) at Banilad Center for Professional Development (BCPD); Restaurant Services (Tourism Sector) at University of Southern Philippines (USP); Welding (Metals and Engineering Sector) at TESDA VII Regional Training Center; and Web Design (Information Technology Sector) at TESDA VII Regional Training Center.
TESDA – Negros Oriental’s champions during the 2018 Negros Oriental’s Provincial Skills Competition are as follows: Alvin S. Rebadomia for Cooking (with expert Mishelle P. Sumanoy and assistant expert Jai Jaffrey B. Ligutom) from Teamskills School for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Inc. (TSCAHMI); Edison Villamor for Restaurant Services (with expert Angelo Salvoro and assistant expert Rochelle S. Sabaiton) from Teamskills School for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Inc. (TSCAHMI); Sheldom Jerome D. Tangonan for Welding (with expert Jenor M. Langgam) from Cebu Science of Welding and Skills Development Technology, Inc. (CSWSTI) ; and George Allen P. Subito for Web Design (with expert Shakespeare P. Calibo) from Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT), Inc. – Dumaguete City. These competitors, when given the chance, will likewise compete for the National Skills Competition then later to the Asian Skills Competition (ASC).
Negros Oriental’s Regional Skills Competitors were all products of the 2018 Provincial Skills Competition simultaneously conducted on November 29, 2018 at various registered Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) namely Asian College of Science and Technology (ACSAT), Inc.; Cebu Science of Welding and Skills Development Technology, Inc. (CSWSTI), and Teamskills School for Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Inc. (TSCAHMI).
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) VII initiated the conduct of Regional Skills Competition so as to select the best skilled Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) graduates who are seen to possess potential and are equipped enough to demonstrate competence in their respective chosen qualifications. This endeavor cannot be made possible without the participation and support of both private and public industry – partners.
Regional Skills Competition is mandated under TESDA’s provision in section 30 of Republic Act 7796 otherwise known as the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) which states, “…to promote quality skills development in the region and with the view of participating in international skills competitions…” Thus, in compliance to this — TESDA – Negros Oriental readily participated anchoring of its major objectives as follows:
- Promote the development of quality vocation / technical and work values among the youth and skilled workers;
- Foster technical cooperation in vocational / technical education and training among regions;
- Encourage close cooperation between government, industries, employers’ and workers’ organization, and vocational training institutions;
- Provide an avenue to recognize work excellence and develop new generation of highly Filipino skilled workers; and
- Provide the platform to select PH participants to the Asian Skills Competition