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Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

TESDA launches searches for Reg’l Kabalikat awardee

Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)
Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA)

BUTUAN CITY, Philippines – The search is on for the 2014 Regional Kabalikat Awardee. This, after the regional and provincial search committees have jointly conducted a meeting held recently here to announce the opening of this annual competition.

Ma. Cristina V. Soberano, TESD Specialist II and Regional Kabalikat focal person presented the implementing guidelines of this annual competition which primarily aimed to promote technology-based education and training.

Soberano added the competition encouraged active participation of institutions, private firms/companies, Local Government Units (LGUs), and Legislative Units in the development and employment of Filipino workforce.

Meanwhile, TESDA Caraga regional director Dr. Florencio F. Sunico, Jr. said this is TESDA’s way of recognizing and honoring outstanding partners from institutions, industry, LGUs and Legislative for their unselfish contribution to Technical Education and Skills Development (TESD).

Sunico further said the Kabalikat Award also recognizes good practices of the partners in manifesting their deep sense of corporate social responsibility through the conduct of training, assessment and certification and other programs/projects related to workforce development such as provision of technical assistance in provincial and regional TESD Committee, skills competition, Technical Expert Panel (TEP), standards/curriculum development and employment facilitation.

The Kabalikat Award is one of TESDA’s reward mechanisms in giving due recognition and honor to its outstanding partners in the promotion and enhancement of TESD. The award is conferred to outstanding institutions, private firms/companies, LGUs and Legislative partners cognizant of their good practices and contribution in the promotion and development of the country’s technical and vocational workers in terms of qualification and/or competencies gained.

Said contributions may be in the form of training scholarships, donation of training machines and equipment, supplies and materials, recruitment and placement assistance to trainees and certified persons, internship training, TESD promotion and advocacy and other support services in pursuit of the advancement of TESD.

The award has four categories, namely: 1. Institutional Partner, 2. Industry Partner, 3. LGU Partner; and 4. Legislative Partner.

“A total of six National Kabalikat Awardees shall be chosen from among the Regional and Executive Office awardees: one each from Institutional, Industry and Legislative Partners; and three from LGU Partners – one each coming from town, city and province,” Soberano said.

The regional/executive office awardees will receive the awards during the awarding ceremony in August 2014 as part of the yearly celebration of TESDA anniversary.


Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.