THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) will hold a training camp to select the best and the most competent crop of technical vocational (tech-voc) competitors and coaches who can represent the country in the ASEAN Skills Competition (ASC) 2016 in Malaysia this September.
The Gold Camp 2, which will begin on May 23 and end on July 2, will gather tech-voc experts from all over the country and their coaches to undergo a series of training and
assessment in the first four weeks.
After each assessment, the competitor with the poorest performance, together with his/her coach, will be eliminated from the program.
On the fifth week, the remaining teams for each skills competition area will compete in the Philippine National Skills Competition (PNSC). The top two finishers in each of the 12 competition areas will represent the country in the 11th ASC. This is with the exception of the Mechatronics and Industrial Automation, wherein only one team per country is allowed.
The sixth week will be devoted to preparation for the next training camp.
The training camp will gather 82 competitors and 76 coaches in 12 competition areas.
The skills competition areas are: Welding; Graphic Design Technology; Mechatronics; Web Design; Industrial Automation; IT Network Cabling; Mechanical CAD; Electronics; ITS Solution for Business; Refrigeration and Air-conditioning; IT Network System Administration; and, Electrical Installations.