/ 19 July 2023

TWENTY-THREE Filipino tech-voc graduates will compete in the 13th WorldSkills ASEAN Competition to be held at Suntec Convention and Exhibition Center in Singapore.

From July 18 to 28, they will vie for top honors in various skill areas such as Automobile Technology, Beauty Therapy, Cooking, Electrical Installation, Electronics, Fashion Technology, Graphic Design Technology, Hairdressing, Information Network Cabling, Internet-of-Things, IT Network System Administration, IT Software Solutions for Business, Mechanical Engineering CAD, Mechatronics, Mobile Robotics, Rapid Transit System, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Restaurant Service, and Web Technology.

“This competition provides an opportunity for us to gauge the level of skills of our graduates and workers against those of other countries. By joining these prestigious activities, we also show the world, especially potential employers, what we can do,” Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Suharto Mangudadatu said.

Mangudadatu added that the agency continues to ensure that its training programs are at par with international standards.

The biennial WorldSkills ASEAN Competition gathers youth from Southeast Asia to showcase their talents and abilities in various skill categories.

It aims to promote and upgrade skills standards in the ASEAN region to an international level, and to motivate youths to develop their skills.