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PH team gets intensive training for ASEAN Skills Competition
by eTESDA PMU - Wednesday, 15 October 2014, 04:10 PM
Delegates to the 10th ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) are not only on an intensive training to prepare them up for the skills match, but are also getting to know the culture of the host country, Vietnam.

The 34-member delegation composed of competitors and coaches/experts will leave on October 18 for the capital city, Hanoi for the biennial meet slated from October 19 to 28, 2014.

Showcasing skills of students and graduates, and promoting and improving technical vocational skills in the region are what the ASC hopes to achieve with the competition.

Secretary Joel Villanueva, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General, said the ASEAN competition represents diversity of cultures, but oneness in its goal to make the skilled workers of the world shine and be recognized.

"We are proud of each and every one of the Filipino delegates and coaches/experts, and we believe they will serve as great ambassadors of TESDA and the Philippines to the ASC," Villanueva said.

The delegates are currently on a hands-on intensive training and mock competition to further hone their competencies. These activities are being held at the TESDA Women's Center and in TESDA partner institutions and establishments such as hospitals, beauty salons and computers schools.

Villanueva said the hands-on experience will keep the delegates primed for the competition and will give them the real feel of what to expect in the actual contest.

The delegates will also undergo personality enhancement sessions on the proper way to communicate and negotiate, and on how to properly project themselves. To give them a feel of Vietnam before their arrival in the host country, they will be given a briefing on its traditions and culture, which will include dining in several Vietnamese restaurants.

The delegates will compete in the following trade areas: Beauty Therapy, Mechatronics, Fashion Technology, Mechanical Engineering Design-CAD, Graphic Design Technology, IT Software Solutions for Business, Cooking, Welding, Restaurant Services, Electronics, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning, Web Design, IT Network System Administration, Electrical Installations, Industrial Automation and Hairdressing. END