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TESDA honors best videos on tech-voc success
by eTESDA PMU - Friday, 15 May 2015, 03:44 PM
 
A mother of three who now owns a bakery. An out-of-school youth who became a certified bartender and is now working in Saudi Arabia. A pipefitter who became a trainer and then established his own foundation.



They were among the 20 technical vocational (tech-voc) graduates honored by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) for submitting the best videos documenting how TESDA transformed their lives. The entries were submitted by the individual graduates or by the school where they completed their training.



The winners, chosen from over a hundred of entries, took the spotlight as they received cash prizes, scholarship vouchers, plaques of recognition and trophies on May 12 at the awarding ceremony of the TESDA Video Making Contest Year 2 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City.



"The goal of the annual awards was to gather, highlight and lend a platform to the tech-voc graduates for sharing their success stories," TESDA Director General Joel Villanueva said.



"These people beat the odds and rose to the top on their own terms. We want their messages to be seen and to resonate, so they would fire up the youth," he said.



The entries that were submitted since late last year were in the form of dramatization, storytelling, music video and other creative format. The videos answered the question: How did TESDA transform your life?



Running on its second year, this year's video contest revolved around the theme, "Mga Kwento ng Tagumpay at Masayang Pagbabago".



There were winners for the individual category and the school category for the Best in Story, Best in Video, People's Choice Award and the Tatak TESDA Grand Winner.



SCHOOL CATEGORY WINNERS



Grand Prize

Westmin Institute of Technology Inc. (Region IX)

Graduate: Celso Pobadora Jr. (Automotive Servicing NC II)



Best in Story

Westmin Institute of Technology Inc. (Region IX)

Graduate: Celso Pobadora Jr. (Automotive Servicing NC II)



Best in Video

East and West Center for Excellence in Training Corp. (Region IV-A)

Graduate: Rodalyn Pumupula (Finishing Course for Call Center Agent)



People's Choice

United Christian Academy College of Asia (NCR)

Graduate: Imee Gorobat (Bookkeeping NC III)



INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY WINNERS



Grand Prize

Merryll Lhorvin Santos (NCR)

Visual Graphic Design NC III



Best in Story

Renji Arcilla (Region IV-A)

Pipefitting NC II



Best in Video

Geraldine Dorado (Region III)

Bread and Pastry Production NC II



People's Choice

Merryll Lhorvin Santos (NCR)

Visual Graphic Design NC III



The awarding ceremony also became a showcase of the skills of students from various tech-voc institutions and celebrity guests.



The video contest was open to schools offering tech-voc courses and their graduates. The entries for either the individual or school category were in the form of a two to three-minute video, taken at the workplace, and then uploaded in Facebook or Youtube.



Unlike last year, the contest was implemented at provincial, regional and national levels in 2015. From the provincial winners, regional winners were selected and they vie for the national level of the awards. END