• Tesda opens nominations for Kabalikat, Idol awards

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    THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has left the door open to individuals and organizations who have made strides in promoting and strengthening technical vocational education and training (TVET) in the country be recognized for their significant contributions.

    Joel Villanueva, Tesda director general, said nominations are now open for the Tesda Idol and the Kabalikat Award for 2013.

    The “Kabalikat Award” gives due recognition to the agency’s outstanding partners in the promotion and enhancement of TVET. It is conferred to outstanding institutions, private firms and companies, local government units and legislative partners because of their good practices and contribution in the promotion and development of Filipino skilled workers.

    The “Idols ng Tesda” will be conferred to graduates of various TVET courses, who are gainfully employed either as wage workers or are managing their own businesses and have contributed to the socio-economic improvements in their respective communities.

    A special award, “Tesda Best! Batang Tesda” will also be given to a graduate who has attained skills excellence and success even at a young age.

    “These various awards recognize individuals, organizations or companies in our communities that have put a stake on technical vocational education, and made lives better for many,” Villanueva said.

    Nominees for Tesda Idols must be 21 to 40 years old, graduate of any TVET course, and who are either self-employed or wage-employed.

    For the “Kabalikat Award,” the agency will chose nominees from various partners coming from institution, industry, local government units, and legislative.

    The submission of nominations and documentary requirements for the two awards is now on-going in the Tesda Provincial and District Offices.

    The winners will receive their award in August during the anniversary celebration of Tesda.

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