TESDA lauds winners in CamSur skills contest

By Ana-Liza S. Macatangay


Eight winners of the recently concluded 2021 Camarines Sur Provincial Skills Competition held at the Camarines Sur Polytechnic Colleges (CSPC) in Nabua, Camarines Sur from Oct. 12-13, will vie for the regional title in the upcoming Regional Skills Competition in November 2021.


Rics Owen Mayores of Camarines Sur Institute of Fisheries and Marine Sciences (CASIFMAS) won the title in the Bakery competition, Laureen Mie Reyes of Ragay Polytechnic Skills Institute (RPSI) took the lead during the Cookery contest, while Gina Fernandez of CASIFMAS won first place in the Restaurant services skills competition.


Other winners who will represent the province during the Regional Skills Competition next month are: Elmar O. Umali from CSPC – Electrical Installation; Rue Denver L. Pesuelo of CSPC- Information Network Cabling; Sherah May P. Serrano of CSPC – IT Network Systems Administration; John Nichol Guerra- Air Conditioning, and Erika B. Baraero of RTC Pili- Welding.

SKILLS CONTEST (Left to right) MNCCI Pres. Engr. Randy Aman, TESDA V Regional Director Elmer K. Talavera, CSPC President Dr. Charlito Cadag and ex-Nabua Mayor Delia Simbulan during the opening ceremony of the provincial skills competition.


The winners received medals, cash prize, and certificates. They are now preparing to defend their titles in eight different skills competition areas.


Eight public and private Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) participated in the said event: CSPC; Universidad de Sta. Isabel; Camarines Sur International School; SPJ Tinambac, Inc.; CASIFMAS; Ragay Polytechnic Skills Institute (RPSI); RTC-Pili; and PTC-Libmanan.


The skills competition aims to promote the development of quality vocational and technical education, including work values among the youth and skilled workers.


In his message during the event, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Regional Director Elmer K. Talavera cited the significant contribution of Camarines Sur, especially CSPC in hosting events like the skills competition and for honing its students as potential skilled workers in various technical and vocational areas.


Talavera said that the province’s contestants, including competitors and experts, have already represented the Philippines in the ASEAN and World Skills competition before.


The event was graced by TESDA V Regional Director Elmer K. Talavera, TESDA Camarines Sur Provincial Director Mariglo M. Sese, CSPC President Dr. Charlito P. Cadag, and VP for Academic Affairs Dr. Amado A. Oliva, Jr. together with 5th District Representative Jocelyn F. Fortuno, LGU Nabua former Municipal Mayor Delia Simbulan, and Camarines Sur Association of Public and Private TVIs President Efren Daniel de Leon.


Metro Naga Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Engr. Randy L. Aman, Provincial PESO Manager Rodresha Torallo representing Governor Migz Villafuerte, and Annabel Tuy of the Camarines Sur Chamber of Commerce and Industry were also present during the occasion. (PIA5/Camarines Sur)