SAN FERNANDO: The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) kicked off its national skills competition on Monday here. Tesda Secretary Joel Villanueva and San Fernando City Mayor Edwin Santiago graced the opening of the competition that will showcase the world-class skills and competence of technology-vocational trainees in beauty therapy, hairdressing, cooking, restaurant services and fashion technology. Other venues are 1010 Salon and Spa in Lazatin Blvd. in San Fernando, Gonzalo Puyat School of Arts and Trade in Barangay San Sebastian, San Luis; Widus Casino Hotel at Clark Freeport and Don Bosco Academy. Winners of the national skills competition will represent the Philippines in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations competition in Vietnam.