CITY of BALANGA, Bataan – Armed with a three-year course in Mechanical Technology, Argie Roque was always in and out of jobs because he kept being accepted in jobs that did not fit the course he took. Coming from a middle income family in Orani, now a family man, Argie resides in Cupang, this City.
In a deep recess of his heart, Argie felt that he wanted to learn and acquire some more knowledge and skills and so, one day he found himself taking up Food & Beverage Services NC II at the Philippine Women’s University CDCEC Bataan as one of the TESDA scholars. After obtaining his National Certificate, Argie immediately found a job at a fine-dining restaurant, which ultimately opened the door for him to work abroad, as a demi chef or the assistant to the executive chef at a restaurant in Macau.
Last May, out of the more than 200 entries, Argie was among the 10 grand finalists in the Tatak TESDA Video Making Contest- story of success, school category having been endorsed by his alma mater, PWU CDCEC Bataan. In his video entry, Argie looked back at his humble beginnings and shared his formula for success and how PWU and TESDA guided him to discover what he really liked to do, and where he excelled.
Argie is a living testimony that Filipino graduates of technical vocational education and training who have sailed to foreign lands and found jobs are world-class. Tatak Pinoy, tatak Pidab, world class!!!