2017 Regional Skills Competition opens

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  • Zeny S.
  • 5 years ago

DINALUPIHAN, Bataan – The 2017 Regional Skills Competition started yesterday, October 23 with a colorful motorcade from Balanga City to the Bulwagan ng Bayan ng Dinalupihan where delegations from the 7 provinces of Aurora, Bataan (host province), Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac and Zambales were given full acknowledgements by the Bataan Heroes Memorial College military service.

Dinalupihan Mayor Gila Garcia, in her welcome remarks, expounded on the vision of the municipality as the modern “Agropolis” by 2020, coupled with the core values of the Dinalupiheños, of respect, responsiveness, integrity, courage and excellence as good attitudes towards progress. She ended her message by borrowing the saying of Confucius, “give man a fish and he will live for one day, teach man how to fish and he will live the rest of his life,” of which she relates this to the training that TESDA has been doing, that once a person learns a certain skill, then that could be his capital and a source of livelihood to give his family a good future.

Represented by former BM Guding Ferrer, Governor Abet Garcia in his message, said that the skills training from TESDA will serve as a ticket of the participants in attaining excellence and success.

Former Congresswoman Herminia Roman who represented her daughter, Congresswoman Geraldine Roman, said during her term and up to the present, they have been providing skills trainings with TESDA to the 45K members of KABAKA (KABAbaihan tungo sa KAunlaran) and have proven its worth in the economic viability by supplying the demands of the local market at the same time benefitting their families.

Likewise, TESDA Regional Director Atty. Andrew A. Bido, said that TESDA has been the bacon of economic prosperity, that it’s like a working machine, the dynamo that keeps the machine running. Our people and youth nowadays must be responsive to the demands of the present times, to job requirements locally and internationally, the provincial, regional and zonal competitions that we’re having, according to him, are just preparations to further enhance the skills in the coming ASEAN skills competition by next year. Meanwhile, the Philippines placed 15th out of 57 countries that competed last year.

The audience became emotional when Mayor Gila Garcia, BM Guding Ferrer, Congresswoman Herminia Roman, TESDA Regional Director Atty. Andrew A. Bido and all the Provincial Directors from the 7 provinces, proceeded to the cutting of the RSC chain to signify the opening of the 2017 RSC. After which, the RSC flame was lighted by John Horris D. Soriano, 2016 ASEAN  Bronze medalist in electronics and Mark Anthony Guiao, 2016 ASEAN Gold medalist in mechanical engineering design (held in Kuala Lumpur), who led the oath of competitors for the 62 participants.

According to Bataan TESDA Provincial Director Virginia Bondoc, the 2017 RSC will compete in the 19 trade areas of automobile technology, beauty therapy, cookery, electrical installation, electronics, graphics design technology, hairdressing, industrial automation, IT network system administration, IT software solution for business, mechanical engineering CAD, mechatronics, mobile robotics, plumbing, refrigeration, restaurant service, web design and welding.

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