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TESDA-Caraga conducts teambuilding, benchmarking in Cebu

posted May 18, 2017, 1:53 AM by Caraga Web Admin

BUTUAN CITY, May 16 – Personnel from the TESDA-Caraga Regional Office together with the Provincial Training Centers in Agusan del Norte and Surigao del Norte have recently participated the Team Building and Benchmarking Activities in the Queen City of the South – Cebu.

According to TESDA-Caraga Regional Director Ashary A. Banto, the conduct of the Team Building Activity is being institutionalized in all government offices to give all civil servants the time to bond and help them build a professional culture that is not only competent and efficient but also one where there is a maximum cooperation, interaction and socialization among officials and employees.

The official also said the activity is pursuant to the provisions of the Omnibus Rules Implementing Book V of Executive Order No. 292 (Section 31, Chapter 5) which states that “each department or agency shall prepare a career and personal development plan which include provisions, among others, for employees’ health, welfare, counseling, recreation and similar services.”

Dir. Banto likewise stressed that the activities were simultaneously conducted to maximize the time of the personnel while they are in Cebu. “First day of the activity is the conduct of the Teambuilding while the Benchmarking was conducted on the last day,” Banto said.

During the teambuilding, the personnel underwent teambuilding games that has intensified the relationship among the members in the team. Each team is composed of mixed personnel from the Regional Office, PTC-Agusan del Norte, and PTC-Surigao del Norte. Same team were also assigned with different vans that has greatly strengthened the camaraderie of the members.

The benchmarking activity was conducted at the Regional Training Center of TESDA in Cebu. TESDA Region VII Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. received the participants were given the opportunity to visit the venues of the different qualifications offered by the said training center.

In his speech during the fellowship night at TESDA Region VII compound, RD Banto expressed his sincerest thanks and gratitude to the officials and personnel of TESDA Cebu for their hospitality and accommodating the request of the TESDA-Caraga. The official likewise awarded Certificates of Appreciation to RD Sunico and the TESDA Cebu as well as the RTC Administrator Engr. Winefredo Salas.

The activities were being conducted to afford all officials and employees an opportunity to undertake staff development activity that will enhance teamwork and improve team performance. It also discovers effective ways to get tasks accomplished through others; develops next line of leaders and see what they can accomplish through effective delegation; learn to ask for help and how much (or little) communication needs to be done among co-workers; discover the importance of communicating ideas and experiences among the group to accomplish goals.

Moreover, by overcoming obstacles, the team’s morale will soar, and discover how having fun and accomplishing goals can be the best morale booster around; assess how each team members approaches their work and what that means for reducing conflict and increasing cooperation; and maximize quality, productivity, employees’ involvements, and employees’ needs to be included in the issues that they influence. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

Administrative issues tackled in TESDA ACE-Caraga’s General Assembly

posted May 18, 2017, 1:38 AM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 18, 2017, 1:54 AM ]

BUTUAN CITY, May 16 – Issues on administrative matters were highlighted during the conduct of TESDA Association of Concerned Employees (ACE)-Caraga General Assembly held recently in one of the local convention centers here.

TESDA ACE-Caraga President Romel M. Natad said the assembly served as a venue for the personnel to know on latest issues and concerns pertaining to administrative matters. He added issues such as job vacancies in the agency as well as orientation of personnel who will be assigned as TESDA representatives during the conduct of competency assessments were among those that were presented.

Consuelo T. Destacamento, Senior TESD Specialist and regional focal of the Competency Assessment and Certification System (CACS) stressed that since anybody from the TESDA personnel can be designated as TESDA representatives during the conduct of competency assessment, they should be oriented on the do’s and don’ts.

Meanwhile, Robert E. Roperos, TESDA-Caraga Human Resource Management Officer presented the job vacancies of both the corporate offices and the TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) or the TESDA Administered Schools.

Roperos said a total of 24 vacancies are being offered by TESDA-Caraga: six (6) plantilla positions are opened for the Corporate Offices; five (5) for the Agusan del Sur School of Arts and Trades; seven (7) from the Northern Mindanao School of Fisheries (NMSF); and six (6) from the Surigao del Norte College of Agriculture and Technology (SNCAT).

Further, Roperos underscored that complete requirements must be submitted by interested applicants. “Since we have criteria as part of the evaluation of qualified applicants, all requirements stated in the Job Opening must be complied, thus interested applicants are reminded to read and understand what have been stated in the Job Opening,” he said. Deadline of submission of complete application documents is on May 26, 2017.

Moreover, Natad presented the financial status of the organization as well as the status of the cases lodged to the personnel of TESDA-Caraga.

The conduct of the activity supports the transparency program of the present administration. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

TESDA-Caraga personnel joins 2017 Women’s Month celeb kick-off activity

posted Mar 12, 2017, 7:26 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated May 18, 2017, 1:56 AM ]

BUTUAN CITY, March 8 – Personnel of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Caraga joined today the kick-off of the 2017 Women’s Month Celebration in Caraga held here.

TESDA-Caraga personnel gracefully danced during the launching of the One Billion Rising featuring the “Break the Chain” dance in time with the kick-off activity of the 2017 Women’s Month Celebration in Caraga Region. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

The activity which started with a Mass at the Saint Joseph Cathedral was participated in by employees of the different National Government Agencies (NGAs), Local Government Units (LGUs) and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) based in this city.

After the mass, a motorcade was conducted around the city which ended at the Agusan del Norte Provincial Capitol Covered Court where a short program was conducted.

In her speech, Agusan del Norte Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba ably represented by Sangguniang Bayan Member Elizabeth Calo emphasized the importance of women in nation-building. She pointed out that the role of women in the economic perspective of the country is commendable as they played equal role to the men who are leaders in the community. “This is the reason why there is a need to recognize the women,” she said.

Meanwhile, City Councilor Atty. Rema E. Burdeos underscored the equal opportunity of women in as far as working with the government sector is concerned. “I hope that someday, there will be 40% of women in the total workers in the government as mandated in the Magna Carta of Women,” she said.

TESDA-Caraga personnel is shown here with Atty. Rema E. Burdeos (seated, center) after the kick-off activity of the 2017 Women’s Month Celebration. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

For the part of TESDA-Caraga, more than 40% of its workers are women which means that the agency has complied with the provisions stated in the magna carta, it was learned.

The kick-off activity ended with the launching of the “One Billion Rising” for whom TESDA personnel and the rest of the participants joined in the “Break the Chain” Dance led by dancers from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This year’s Women’s Month Celebration is anchored on the theme: “We Make Change Work for Women” and in-line with TESDA’s two-pronged strategy in poverty reduction particularly TVET for Social Equity as gender equality in the community is being promoted, addressing the disparities and uneven development across regions, provinces and sectors. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

TESDA to Add More Assessors

posted Oct 25, 2016, 2:08 AM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated Oct 25, 2016, 2:38 AM ]

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General/Secretary Guiling “Gene” Mamondiong has ordered the hiring of assessors to the government agency.

Mamondiong said that the move was based on the manifesto of the Association of the Philippine Licensed Recruitment Agencies which deploys domestic workers abroad.
According to the private recruitment industry associations,  household service workers could not be deployed to their destinations abroad due to the lack of assessors who will evaluate them.

Domestic workers are also asked to obtain the National Certificate (NC) II based on the requirements of the Philippine Overseas and Employment Agency (POEA) for their deployment overseas.
Mamondiong clarified that the TESDA has not changed its curriculum and that the government only enforces the appropriate grade of status of assessment for overseas Filipino workers so that they would not be criticized for lack of skills.
One of the reasons why the number of household service workers in Metro Manila has gone up is because many applicants from the provinces take their assessment in the National Capital Region.
Mamondiong has said that hiring more assessors and trainers in TESDA would easily check the quality of skilled workers who are bound abroad.
Applicants who wish to become assessors are required to submit the following: 1. “letter of intent of the prospective assessor; 2. filled-up application form (with picture); 3. certificate of employment indicating compliance to the requirements of at least two (2) years work or teaching experience; (for trainer-assessor) photocopy of NTTC (National TVET Trainer Certificate) Level 1” or COC in Conduct Competency Assessment (for assessor only).
They may submit the documents or requirements to the nearest regional or provincial office of TESDA. END

Caraga partners, stakeholders feted on 22nd TESDA Anniv

posted Oct 6, 2016, 8:44 PM by Caraga Web Admin   [ updated Oct 6, 2016, 9:47 PM ]

BUTUAN CITY – More than forty (40) partners and stakeholders of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in Caraga Region were given recognition during the region’s celebration of the agency’s 22nd anniversary held recently.

Dubbed as “2016 Araw ng Parangal: “Pagpupugay sa Kawani at Kabalikat ng TESDA,” the ceremony was conducted at Villa Maria Luisa Hotel in Tandag City, Surigao del Sur.

Highlighting the Awarding Ceremony is the presentation of this year’s Caraga Regional TESDA Idol and Regional Kabalikat Award.


TESDA-Caraga OIC Regional Director Rey M. Cueva is shown here delivering his speech

before the awardees and guests. (Photo credits: Bryan Lolo, PTC-Agusan del Norte)

Mr. Nelson B. Sereño, Academic Head of Systems Technology Institute of Technology in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur was declared Regional TESDA Idol while the Municipality of Tagana-an in the Province of Surigao del Norte won the Regional Kabalikat Award. The two were the region’s contenders in the national finals slated on September 22, 2016 at TESDA Central Office, Taguig City.

In his speech, TESDA-Caraga OIC-Regional Director Rey M. Cueva underscored the importance of the activity. He said the conduct of the awarding ceremony served as venue for TESDA Regional and Provincial Offices in Caraga to recognize the support extended by the Operating Units’ partners and stakeholders.

“In our own little way, we are able to express our deepest thanks and gratitude to our partners and stakeholders in the different provinces and cities in Caraga Region,” he said.

Awardees in the province of Agusan del Norte include: Orange Peel Plywood; and SR Metals, Inc. in the Industry Category. Under the Institutional Category, the Philippine Electronics and Communications Institute of Technology (PECIT); Candelaria Institute of Technology of Cabadbaran, Inc.; and the Northern Mindanao Colleges, Inc. received plaque of recognition.


Photo shows some of the awardees during the 2016 Araw ng Parangal with TESDA-Caraga OIC Regional Director

Rey M. Cueva handing in the plaques. (Photo credits: Bryan Lolo, PTC-Agusan del Norte)

Also, Mr. Celso B. Felipe from Butuan Doctor’s College was also recognized as the Provincial Tagsanay awardee while Mr. Arne Madarieta of Father Urios of Ampayon was awarded as Provincial TESDA Idol.

The Local Government Units of this city and the Municipality of Nasipit, Agusan del Norte were those awarded under the Local Government Unit (LGU) category. The 29th Infantry Battalion of the Philippine Army was recognized for their peace and skills development contribution to the province.

Awardees in the province of Agusan del Sur are as follows: Mayor Jose T. Cuyos of the Municipality of Rosario and Mayor Jesryl E. Masendo of Talacogon were chosen to receive plaque under the LGU category, while Mr. Asis K. Toma of the Provincial Land Transportation Office received award under the Government Partner Agency category.

Mr. Sereño, the 2016 Provincial TESDA Idol and Provincial Tagsanay awardee Mr. Jason M. Equipado were also recognized by the provincial office.

Meanwhile, Remegio Remedio and Romeo Pascual, the provincial Community Training and Employment Coordinators (CTEC) of Talacogon and Loreto, respectively were also feted during the activity.

Further, the Saint Paul University (SPU)-Surigao Campus, Surigao Education Center, and the Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT) Assessment Center lead the awardees in Surigao del Sur under the Institutional Category.

In the Industry Category, the Provincial Office has recognized Nickel Asia Corp. – Taganito Mining Company, and Platinum Group Metals Corp. (PGMC) for their regular support to the community training implemented.

Four LGUs in the province made it as among the awardees in the province: Municipality of Tagana-an, Municipality of Del Carmen, Barangay Cagdianao, and Barangay Hayanggabon.

Same with Agusan del Sur, the provincial CTECs were also accorded with honors. They are: Ma. Margarita L. Liquido, Janecito L. Jalbo, Jr., and Randy S. Petallo. Provincial Tagsanay Rene A. Nala also received Plaque of Recognition, while dxRS-RMN Surigao was awarded as Media Partner of the provincial office.

Surigao del Sur awardees are composed of: Tandag City Councilor Denis Tan, Provincial Engineer Asberto Evallar, PDRRMO Abel De Guzman, and Provincial Agriculturist Marcos Quico under the LGU category.

In the government partner category, Police Acting Provincial Director PSSupt Romaldo Bayting; 36th Infantry “Valor” Battalion, 4th Infantry Division , Philippine Army Commanding Officer Ltc Randolph P Rojas; and 75th Infantry “Marauder” Battalion, 6th Infantry Division, Philippine Army Commanding Officer Ltc Haron S Akaz were given plaque of recognition.

Meanwhile, Eduardo C. Miña of the Access for Youth Training and Employment Center in Tandag City also received plaque of recognition for being this year’s Provincial Tagsanay awardee.

Awardees in the Province of Dinagat Islands were headed by Provincial Governor Glenda B. Ecleo and Congresswoman Arlene “Kaka” Bag-ao of the Lone District of Dinagat Islands, while May Marie O. Eviota of Don Jose Ecleo Memorial Foundation College of Science and Technology was recognized as the Provincial Tagsanay. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

MinTVET officials elated over Caraga’s hosting of HRSD confab

posted Aug 9, 2016, 1:28 AM by Caraga Tesda   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 1:29 AM ]

SURIGAO CITY, August 9 – Officials of the Mindanao Technical Vocational Education and Training (MinTVET) are elated over the hosting of the Caraga Association of Technical Vocational Institutions, Inc. (CATVII) and TESDA-Caraga in the 15th Human Resource and Skills Development (HRSD) Conference.

Speaking before the local tri-media during the press conference on August 9, 2016 at the Philippine Gateway Hotel in this city, MinTVET Spokesperson John Franco said the attendance of the 583 delegates from the six regions in Mindanao is an evident of full support to the region’s hosting of the annual event of MinTVET.

Franco specifically discussed that because of the joint efforts of CATVII, the Regional and Provincial Offices, the conduct of activity is smooth as the provincial government also extended their full support to the event.

During the Opening Ceremonies held early today, festival drummers from the Surigao State College of Technology (SSCT) welcomed the delegates as they arrived at the venue. The processional marked the opening of the activity where officials of the MinTVET, CATVII and TESDA Mindanao entranced the hall.

Also, performers from the SSCT composed of dancers and singers entertained the delegates with the dances and songs of Surigao. “This is one of a kind experience… The Surigaonons have showcased their talents not only in singing and dancing but as well as in the local compositions where music played during the dances were locally-composed,” said Angela Natividad, MinTVET Spokesperson said.

The conference will run until Wednesday, August 10 at the Philippine Gateway Hotel, Surigao City. This year’s conference is anchored on the theme: “Onwards TVET: Changes and Transitions towards 2020.”  (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

Caraga’s HRSD confab sets record-breaking participants

posted Aug 9, 2016, 1:26 AM by Caraga Tesda   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 1:26 AM ]

SURIGAO CITY, August 9 – A record-breaking number of delegates in the 15th Human Resource and Skills Development (HRSD) Conference has been noted by the Secretariat.

Mindanao Technical-Vocational Education and Training (MinTVET) spokesperson John Franco revealed during the press conference today that as of 10:30 a.m., the Secretariat has recorded some 583 in the attendance.

“This attendance is the biggest in the history of HRSD Conference,” he said. This figure, according to Franco has somehow surpassed the number of delegates during the previous years’ conduct of the annual gathering of Mindanao TVET sectors.

We are so thankful to the host region – Caraga and the host organization – the Caraga Association of Technical Vocational Insitutions, Inc. (CATVII) for this resounding response from our partners in the different regions in Mindanao.

We also salute the leadership of the provincial government of Surigao del Norte thru Hon. Sol F. Matugas for the hundred percent support extended to CATVII, TESDA-Caraga, and the MinTVET.

In other development, MinTVET Spokesperson Angela Nativitidad is elated over the peace and order situation in the city saying that with the presence of foreigners just walking around the corners, this means that the security in the city is stable.

“There’s nothing to worry about the security as well as the peace and order here in the city… So, I think, this is one of the perfect venues we have so far in HRSD,” Natividad said.

The 15th HRSD Conference is hosted by the Caraga Association of Technical-Vocational Institutions, Inc. (CATVII) and TESDA-Caraga and is anchored on the theme: “Onwards TVET: Changes and Transitions towards 2020.” The two-day event opened today and will end Wednsday, August 10, 2016.

It aims to convene as one and unified sector in Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Mindanao discussing, sharing and exchanging common points that would significantly contribute to national and regional TVET success.

It also aimed to discuss the challenges of the future of TVET amidst the current global financial crisis and its effects on the TVET sector. Likewise, it serves as a venue for sharing and learning from best practices in skills development and training and education as a benchmark initiative for continuous improvement.

Participants of the conference include: Private and Public TVET School Administrators, TVET Institution Heads, Training Managers and Trainers, Industry Groups or Associations, TVET Industry Partners, TESDA Provincial Directors, Training Center Chiefs, ROD/Finance Chiefs, and selected TESD Specialists. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

15th HRSD confab, venue for transition

posted Aug 9, 2016, 1:22 AM by Caraga Tesda   [ updated Aug 9, 2016, 1:24 AM ]

SURIGAO CITY, August 9 – “The 15th Human Resource and Skills Development (HRSD) conference is a good venue for transition,” said Mindanao Technical Vocational Education and Training (MinTVET) spokesperson John Franco.

In today’s press conference held at the lobby of the Philippine Gateway Hotel here, Franco said the conduct of the annual summit served as venue for the technical-vocational sector to be updated with the latest development that our country is facing specifically with the ASEAN integration that has been implemented.

“We need to be updated with the latest technology, methods, and curriculum in tech-voc so that Mindanaoans will be given the opportunity to compete not only in the national but as well as in the international skills,” Franco said.

With the new officials under the Duterte administration, Franco added the conduct of the activity will give challenge to those officials who are tasked to continue what has been started by the previous administration so that no Filipinos will be left behind in as far as skills development is concerned.

Meanwhile, Angela Natividad, another spokesperson of MinTVET underscored that with the ASEAN Integration, this means that skilled workers in the ASEAN member-nations can freely go in and out from these countries which specifically means that “our Filipino skilled workers can work freely with these member-countries as long as they are technically qualified. Likewise, skilled workers from other ASEAN member-countries will also do the same.”

With this development, Natividad stressed that there is a need for the Filipino workforce to be updated to cope with the demand of the ASEAN integration. “This will also mean that our TVET graduates will be given greater chances to be hired and work abroad… this is the reason why we need to upgrade their skills,” Natividad added.

The Human Resource and Skills Development (HRSD) Conference is an annual gathering of Technical-Vocational (Tech-Voc) schools in the six regions of Mindanao which primarily aimed to strengthen the education and training of manpower skills among Mindanaoans.

This is also to ensure that tech-voc students and school administrators will be given the opportunity to be acquainted and somehow share the best practices that each region is doing for skills development.

This year, Caraga Region hosted the grandest event of the TVET in Mindanao. According to the Secretariat, as of 10:00 a.m. today, some 586 delegates were in attendance. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

15 th HRSD Conference set in Surigao

posted Aug 3, 2016, 2:03 AM by Caraga Tesda

BUTUAN CITY (August 1) – Preparations are on-going for the 15th Human Resource and Skills Development (HRSD) Conference. Caraga Region will host the annual gathering of Technical-Vocational Sector in Mindanao on August 9-11, 2016 in Surigao City.

Liza B. Budtan, Regional Operations Division (ROD) Chief of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Caraga said no less than President Rodrigo R. Duterte was invited to be the keynote speaker of the event for which some 600 participants from the six regions in Mindanao are expected to attend. “President Rodrigo Duterte was invited to give his keynote speech and right now, we are waiting for his confirmation,” she said.

Aside from the President of the Philippines, other dignitaries who were invited include: Former TESDA Secretary and now Senator Emmanuel Joel J. Villanueva who will give an Inspirational Talk; TESDA Sec. Guiling A. Mamondiong, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III who will speak on the “Philippine Employment Trends in the Context of Global Development”.

Also, TESDA Deputy Director-General for Policies and Planning Rosanna A. Urdaneta will discuss on the “Challenges and Opportunities in Human Capital Investment”.

TESDA Region VII Director Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. will be presenting “Leading Organizational Change” while National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Regional Director Myla Faye Aurora Cariño is set to discuss the “Education and Mindanao Development”.

The event is jointly organized by the Caraga Association of Technical Vocational Institutions, Inc. (CATVII) and TESDA-Caraga anchored on the theme “Onwards TVET: Changes and Transitions Towards 2020”.

The conference aims to convene as one and unified sector in technical-vocational education and training in Mindanao discussing, sharing and exchanging common points that would significantly contribute to national and regional TVET success. (RER, TESDA-Caraga)

TESDA-Caraga undergo IQA

posted Aug 3, 2016, 1:52 AM by Caraga Tesda

BUTUAN CITY, May 26 – In preparation for the re-certification audit on August this year, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)-Caraga is currently undergoing the Internal Quality Audit (IQA).

According to Regional Director Florencio F. Sunico Jr., the conduct of the audit is for all the Operating Units personnel to be aware of how far the system is being implemented in their respective areas of responsibility.

Dir. Sunico added this is to ensure that all personnel have followed the procedures that TESDA as an organization has set. “Being an ISO-certified organization, everybody must be one in performing the mandates of the agency,” Dir. Sunico said.

Also, Liza B. Budtan, Regional Operations Division Chief said that in case there are procedures in the system that are not followed correctly, “at least, concerned process owners or personnel are being corrected so that the same will not occur, thus avoiding non-conformity.”

Earlier this year, the audit was conducted in different Provincial Offices as well as in the Provincial Training Centers. On May 30-31, 2016, the Regional Office is scheduled to be audited.

On October 23, 2014 the Provincial Office of Agusan del Norte was the subject for audit where the Regional Office was awarded by TUV SUD Philippines as an ISO 9001:2008 Certified. On October 7, 2015, it was the Regional Office that was being subject for the Surveillance Audit and passed. On August, 2016, the audit is expected to be conducted in other TESDA Provincial Offices in the Region.

During the awarding ceremony on April 13, 2015 at Malacañang Palace, former TESDA Secretary and now Senator-elect Emmanuel Joel Villanueva received the certification together with Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz and other TESDA officials in the presence of President Benigno S. Aquino III, making all regional offices and 81 provincial offices internationally-certified.(RER/TESDA-Caraga)

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