/ 10 November 2021

THE TECHNICAL Education and Skills Development Authority in the National Capital Region has opened this year’s week-long regional skills competition.

TESDA Director General Isidro Lapeña opened the competition that will run from November 8 to 12.

The event provides participants the opportunity to showcase their skills and expertise in their respective technical vocational fields.

“Being a competitor, you are already a winner as you gain more experience in this competition. Always remember that winning is not just about the medal or the top prize. Winning is putting all your best efforts whatever the circumstances and embracing all the lessons you gained from the experience,” he said.

A total of 35 graduates from six districts of NCR – CaMaNaVa (Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela), PasMak (Pasay, Makati), PaMaMariSan (Pasig, Mandaluyong, Marikina, San Juan), MuntiParLasTaPat (Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Taguig, Pateros), Manila City, and Quezon City are competing for 19 skill areas.

These are Cooking, Restaurant Service, Welding Technology, 3D Art Game, Graphic Design Technology, IT Network System Administration, Web Design, and Technology, Mechanical Engineering CAD, IT Software Solutions for Business, Bakery, Fashion Technology, CNC Milling, CNC Turning, Plastic Die Engineering, Mechatronics, Automobile Technology, Industrial Automation, Electrical Installation, and Information Network Cabling.

Taguig City 2nd District Representative Maria Laarni ‘Lani’ Cayetano supported the event saying that skills training is the “biggest investment” especially during a pandemic.

“Sana po sa kompetisyong ito, pangalawa lang dapat ang ‘yung goal na manalo. Ang number one dapat ay ang maipakita ang kahusayan ng Pilipino. This competition is a celebration of Filipino talents,” she said.

Other regions are also conducting their respective skills competition. The winners in the Regional Skills Competition will represent their region for the National Skills Competition, and if given the opportunity, will represent the Philippines for the World Skills Competition in Shanghai, China.