(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Tuesday, 09 August 2022) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 255 km Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur or 280 km East of Davao City (7.0°N, 128.2°E). Caraga and Davao Region will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. The rest of Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms due to Southwest Monsoon/Localized Thunderstorms. The eastern section of Mindanao will have light to moderate winds from northeast to northwest with slight to moderate seas. Elsewhere, light to moderate winds from south to southeast with slight to moderate seas.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

TESDA showcases skills in 2021 Regional Skills Competition

BUTUAN CITY -- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Caraga will hold the 2021 Regional Skills Competition (RSC) on October 28-29, 2021 at the Agusan Del Sur School of Arts and Trades, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur with the following skills areas to be competed include: Welding with two competitors from Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur; Electrical Installation with one competitor from Agusan del Sur; Cooking with two competitors from Agusan del Sur; and Restaurant Services with two competitors from Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte. 

The RSC is in line with TESDA’s mandate to organize and conduct Skills Competition with a view of participating in international skills competition as stipulated under Section 30 of R.A. 7796, otherwise known as the TESDA Law. This activity aims to promote quality skills development in the country.

The RSC generally aims to showcase and recognize the work excellence of young skilled workers and the industry workers in a competitive setting; provide the technical-vocational education and training system with an objective and precise means of measuring the comparative and collective quality of its output; promote cooperation between and among institutions in the TESD stakeholders; magnetize the attention and sustain the interest of young people towards occupations; instill self-esteem and pride among those who chose the blue–collar vocation, by advocating through the competition activities, the vital role of skilled workers in nation-building; and cultivate the cooperative spirit of the various stakeholders in the development of middle-level technical workforce.

The winners of the 2021 RSC who will pass the standard points set by the WorldSkills International will compete in the Philippine National Skills Competition on December 2021 using a Hybrid approach wherein some competitors compete in a Face-to-Face setting while some will have to do the competition via online approach.

It can be noted that Caraga sent participants to the ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) on 2016 – the 11th ASC in Malaysia under Welding; 2018 – the 12th ASC in Bangkok, Thailand under Graphics Design; and supposedly 2020 under Electrical Installation, but the pandemic hit the world and the ASEAN Skills Competition was postponed to 2023. (Chiselo Joiada R. Bernaldez, TESDA Caraga/PIA Caraga)