February 07, 2024
As part of its continuing bid to ensure that the level of the country’s tech-voc training is at par with international standards, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) officials participated in the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 Competition Preparation Week in France.
TESDA Deputy Director General and Official Delegate Aniceto Bertiz III led the Philippine delegation in France from January 28 to February 2 in line with the Philippines' participation in the 2024 WorldSkills International and the hosting of the 14th WorldSkills ASEAN Philippines 2025.
In a statement, TESDA Secretary Suharto Mangudadatu emphasized that joining international events such as the Competition Preparation Week will help the agency better understand the processes of designing, preparing, and managing skills competitions that are consistently and reliably capable of supporting excellent vocational performance.
“Through this event, TESDA shall initiate partnerships with international organizations and global partners in line with the Philippine hosting of the 14th WorldSkills ASEAN in 2025, and ensure constant updating and improvement in standards and assessment, in keeping with best practice and development in work and vocational education and training worldwide,” the TESDA chief said.
The Competition Preparation Week brings members and global partners together to discuss competition updates and ongoing planning. It involves discussions, finalization of the infrastructure list, workshop layouts, and tools and equipment requirements for the competition itself.
TESDA has been collaborating with international partners and joining international competitions to ensure that the country’s tech-voc training is at par with prevailing benchmarks. Further, Philippine competitors in skills competitions abroad have likewise been successful in bringing home medals and other accolades in the past.
Meanwhile, together with DDG Bertiz were the Regional Director of National Capital Region (NCR) and current Technical Delegate Jovencio Ferrer, Jr., and WorldSkills Philippines Unit Head and Technical Delegate Assistant Dexter Hulleza.
France is set to host the 47th WorldSkills Competition in Lyon from September 10 to 15 this year in which the Philippines intends to participate.
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