Thursday, 23 June 2011 14:06
“I was impressed of the skills’ showdown demonstrated by the technical-vocational graduates and students,” exclaimed Pagadian’s chief executive.
Mayor Samuel S. Co said the showdown of skills of the tech-voc graduates and students in food and beverage services, flower arrangement, scaffolding and masonry during the 2-day jobs and skills fair 2011 drew not only his attention but of the public as well.
The skills’ showdown was the first time conducted and organized by the Technical Education Skills and Development Authority (TESDA) aimed at demonstrating competitor’s expertise in their respective fields and promotes healthy competition and camaraderie among the different tech-voc schools.
Co said the competitors have shown various skills, artistry and creativeness. “ This is my first time to see graduates and students competing in the arts and trade areas,” Co added.
Co said he noticed that there were potential tech-voc graduates and students whose skills can be used domestically and internationally.
“I want that their skills especially on food and beverage services will be transferred to the staff of the city tourism office,” Co said.
Meanwhile, TESDA provincial director Dr. Lorenzo Macapili said the competitors will be issued national certificate license (NC II) provided that they’ve met the standards.
“Aside from the cash prizes, they will be issued with NC II license which will help them in their employment in the country and abroad,” Macapili happily announced.
Winners on the skills competition are as follows: For the Hotel and restaurant services – first, St. Columban College; second, Lucan Central College, and third, Southern Mindanao Colleges; Scaffolding erection/installation – first, Provincial Training Center, second, Pagadian City Water District, and Masonry – first, Eduardo T. Retes, and second, Nestor V. Basaya.
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