PNSC 2014 Champions from TESDA R3 Gearing-Up for the 10th ASEAN Skills Competition
With the 10th ASEAN Skills Competition drawing nearer,the Top Gold Medalists of the 2014 Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC) are now undergoing rigid training and actual industry exposure as planned by the TESDA National Organizing Committee (NOC). Out of the 16 Top Gold Medalists, who are considered as candidates to be part of the Team Philippines to the 10th ASC, eight of them came from TESDA Region 3. It can be recalled that TESDA Region 3 is the National Champion during the 2014 PNSC.
The following are the eight 2014 PNSC Top Gold Medalist from Region 3 with their respective coaches and training centers/institutions:
2014 PNSC Top Gold Medalist
|Mechanical Engineering Design CAD||Joshua D. Medina||Faustino M. Salazar||CLSU-CTC Foundation, Nueva Ecija|
|IT Software Solutions for Business||Francis Erizz C. Florentino||Joey C. Manansala, Jr.||ACLC-Malolos, Bulacan|
|Electronics||Keith A. Beja||Junjon Santuyo||PTC-Orion, Bataan|
|Web Design||Percian Joseph C. Borja||Fenina Esther C. Pacion||Eastwood Professional College, Bataan|
|Electrical Installations||Gino A. Eulatic||Henry J. Ocampo||RTC-Mariveles, Bataan|
|Hairdressing||Angelica I. Rafallo||Imelda I. Blancia||Mel Blancia Learning Center, Bulacan|
|Beauty Therapy||Rey Mark S. de Mayo||Mercedita O. Barros||Peace Training Center, Aurora|
|Graphic Design Technology||Christopher J. Gania||Glenjo T. Quinto||St. Nicholas College, Pampanga|
Throughout the month of July, the Stage 1 of the National Training Plan (NTP) requires the Top Gold Medalists of the 2014 PNSC or the candidates to undergo rigid training and exposure in actual industry setting. The training is aimed to expose and engage them to modern technology and industry practices. Purposely, this should fill-in the deficiency of their training and preparations extended by their respective training centers and institutions.
By the end of July, the NOC will organize and conduct a mock competition to gauge the improvement and readiness of the candidates for the international competition. The result of the mock exercise shall serve as the basis of the TESDA NOC in deciding who among the candidates will proceed to the next stage of the NTP and be finally considered to be part of the Philippine Team as Competitor to the 10th ASEAN Skills Competition. An independent panel composed of industry experts will be invited to assist the NOC to decide on this matter.
TESDA Region 3 Regional Director Teodoro M. Gatchalian, Ph.D. expressed his full support to the regional candidates during the meeting held last June 2, 2014. Together with the respective trainings centers/institutions of the region 3 contingent, and the Provincial and Regional TVI Associations, RD Gatchalian is very hopeful that all TESDA 3 contingents shall pass and be considered as part of the Philippine to Team bound to Hanoi, Vietnam for the 10th ASC.
The candidates with their coaches are now billeted at the TESDA-TWC Dormitory in Taguig City and are provided with daily allowances for the entire Stage 1 training duration.