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Skills, sports competition highlight TESDA R02 16th anniversary celebration

by Thelma C. Bicarme

Tuguegarao City (8 September) -- The Regional Office of the Technical Education Skills Development Authority (TESDA) here recently spearheaded the conduct of regional skills and sports competition in celebration of the 16th TESDA anniversary last August 27, 2010 at the Santiago Institute of College of Arts and Technology (SICAT), Santiago City.

The celebration was highlighted by contested activities such as automotive technology (gas engine tune-up), cellphone repair (3210-3315), metals and engineering and bed make-up.

The contests were participated by the seven TESDA technology institute in the region namely: Isabela School of Arts and Trades (ISAT), Maddela Institute of Technology (MIT), Kasibu National Agricultural School (KNAS), Lasam Institute of Technology (LIT), Aparri School of Arts and Trades (ASAT), SICAT and the Regional Training Center located at the TESDA Regional office.

The sports competition which was participated by the TESDA employees were dart, billiard, basketball, volleyball, table tennis, chess and executive fun run (100 meter run) for 49 years and below and 59 years old and above.

Meanwhile, Dr. Romeo Talosig, Chief of TESDA's Regional Operations Division said that the Training for Work Scholarship Program (TWSP) which was started during the administration of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo is a continuing program although they have trimmed down the number of slots and the P60 daily allowance of the scholars was also scrapped.

The TESDA operations chief stressed that the free training is already enough and that the P60 will be used to other programs.

Talosig likewise announced that they have just concluded the 100-hour Spanish computerized language program and they will soon open the English computerized language program at the SICAT (50 slots) and RTC (50 slots).

Talosig said that the training is aimed at providing skills and competencies to the job seekers. Interested applicants are advised to visit the TESDA offices in their areas for more information. (PIA 2) [top]

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