Skills Olympics slated in Naga

NAGA CITY — The Association of Private and Public Technical-Vocational Schools of Camarines Sur (APPTVICS) under the leadership of its chairman, Danny De Leon, is all set for the conduct of the 2010 Camarines Sur Skills Olympics slated here on Aug. 27.

De Leon, who also serves as chairman of the Skills Olympics’ Working Committee is positive that the event will bring out the best from each contender. “We are looking forward to a healthy competition of mind and skills that would prove how proficient and competent Bicolanos are when it comes to showcasing their respective crafts.”

TESDA Camarines Sur Provincial Director Pascual Arriola also expressed his full support to the activity. TESDA, thru Senecio Paladan, Vice –Chairman of the Technical Committee, will handle the technical concerns of the competition. He will closely work with other committee chairmen, particularly with the coaches, contest administrators and trainors who will handle the roles concerning the various competing categories of the event.

The contenders will compete under three major categories: Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Tourism Hospitality and Construction Technology.

Under the ICT category, competitors will test their skills on Computer Programming, Computer Graphics, Web Design/ Programming, Computer Hardware Servicing and Consumer Electronics.

For tourism, the tour-guiding and Tour Packaging contest is open under the Tourism Hospitality Category. Various fields of the contest include Bartending, Food and Table Arrangement, Cake Decoration and Event Organizing.

Under the Construction Technology, participants will show off their skills on Welding, Plumbing, Building Wiring, Masonry and Carpentry.

De Leon said that in the next few weeks they would be conducting series of marathon meetings to ensure the success of the Olympics.

Arriola said that the skills competition is in line with TESDA’s directive to develop competency standards for students, who in turn can use their skills in applying for better jobs in the future.

TESDA is a government agency mandated to “manage and supervise technical education and skills development in the country.” It was created by virtue of Republic Act 7796, otherwise known as the Technical Education and Skills Development Act of 1994.

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