Regional Search for 2012 Idols ng TESDA is on
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, July 4 (PIA) -- To mark its 18th Anniversary celebration, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-X is giving due recognition to skilled workers who have become successful in their field through Tech-Voc training program.
This year, the search for Idols ng TESDA award is now on. The selection of a potential candidate for self-employed and wage-employed categories will commence at the TESDA provincial office for the regional competition. The regional winners will compete for the national search through rigorous selection process.
Candidates must be graduates of Technical Vocational and Education Training (TVET) programs whose enterprise or employment is aligned to his tech-voc training program. The nominee must either be a self- or wage-employed worker who has outstanding accomplishment and is nominated by any legitimate civic, social, religious, labor or industry organization.
Criteria for each category include the productivity index, technical competence, maturity and flexibility in the work station. The nominees must also demonstrate values of integrity, discipline and love for family and enjoyment of work commitment to community building.
Documents will be required for interested candidates as evidence for achievements consisting of training certificates, diplomas or transcript of records, nomination letters from any legitimate association and evidence of awards received. Wage-employed nominees are required to submit proof of employment and compensation, and self-employed nominees are required to submit a business permit.
Through the Idols ng TESDA 2012 award, successful professional skilled workers will be recognized to increase the level of awareness and appreciation for Tech-Voc education as well as raise the number of graduates from Tech-Voc programs.
The first national winner of the TESDA Idols award is Dr. Ramegio Gonzales of Iligan City, a graduate of an industrial electricity course. Dr. Gonzales worked as an electrician and eventually became a certified building wiring and installation expert. He finished an electrical engineering course as a self-supporting student and later earned professional license as electrical engineer. He also holds masters and doctoral degrees in education management. He was director of the School of Engineering Technology at the Mindanao State University when he was given the award.(Marigold Cherie R. Garrido/TESDA/EOR/PIA 10)
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