TESDA CAR all set for 2019 Zonal Skills Competition
LOAKAN— It's all systems go for the experts and competitors of Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Cordillera for the conduct of the annual zonal skills competition, an official said on Monday.
“The competition aims to bring out the best young skilled workers or technical-vocational graduates in the region who will represent the country in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) World Skills Competition in Singapore in 2020,” said TESDA Baguio/Benguet Provincial Director David Bungallon who serves as the Technical Delegate Assistant for the Zonal Skills Competition.
A total of 11 competitors and their 11 experts will represent the region for the skills competition.
The CAR delegation will compete in the following trade areas: Cookery, Restaurant Service, IT Software for Business Solution, Web Design Development, Graphics Design Technology, Hair Dressing, Beauty Therapy, Welding Technology, Joinery, Cabinet Ma king, and Wall & Floor Tiling.
He said that winners in the Zonal Skills Competition will compete in the National Skills Competition then to ASEAN Skills Competition.
“We are not to battle with our enemies but to test our skills and attain or even surpass, the standards in the test packages,” he noted.
He also said that the CAR delegation used the Kazan contest package during their practices which became more intensive in the week before the competitions.
PD Bungallon said that the competitors have undergone rigid training, coaching and mind- conditioning to prepare the competitors for the said zonal tilt..
“We must be able to define our way forward to the competition. It is important to be one in heart in goals and objectives, and we must not join for compliance, exposure nor pleasure but to compete. The Region’s eventual participation in the World Skills Competition (WSC) must be our incentive,” PD Bungallon said.
Adding, “CAR is a potential group to beat, as we are competing in areas of competitive advantage based on our competition history.”
The competition will start on November 6, 2019 and will end on November 10, 2019. It will be held in different venues: Lyceum of the Philippines University and Human Resource Development Institute (HRDI), TESDA Women's Center (TWC), and Philippines-Korea Technological and Cooperation Center in Taguig. (PMTG/TESDA-CAR)