Two Pinoys won Medallions of Excellence for Team Pilipinas at the 2019 WorldSkills Kazan competition in Russia.
The two Filipinos received medals as part of the WorldSkills’ Outstanding Top Scorers.
Ramon Bong Bautista received his medal for Graphic Design and Technology, while Joeminel Cutcharo earned his medal for Automobile Technology for meeting the 700 points marker of the international standards in skill demonstrations during the 4-day meet held from August 22-27.
Cutcharo was also given the Best of Nation Award for getting the highest score among the country delegates and appeared on stage together with other national awardees at the closing event held at Kazan Arena.
The two medalists were part of the 10-member Philippine delegation at the 45th edition of the biennial WorldSkills Competition that gathered some 1,300 competitors from 63 WorldSkills Member countries and regions.
Team Pilipinas members, led by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), were among the competitors who demonstrated their level of vocational education and training as well as teamwork abilities.
WorldSkills participants joined 56 competitions grouped into 6 major sectors: Construction and Building Technology, Creative Arts and Fashion, Information and Communication Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Social and Personal Services, Transportation and Logistics.
At the end of the biennial event, the Philippines ranked 33rd out of the 63 countries that competed in the global tech-vocational skills competition.
“The 45th WorldSkills Competition has ended. And our common responsibility is preserving its legacy for citizens of all our countries so that everyone of any age and health condition is able to reach their potential, choose their own path in training and development, and master relevant skills throughout their life,” said President of WorldSkills Simon Bartley.
The 46th WorldSkills Competition will take place in Shanghai, China, in 2021.
TESDA has led the Philippines’ technology and vocational education with achievements both locally and internationally such as the APACC Gold Level Accreditation of Tarlac’s Concepcion Vocational School and the success story of Petron Bataan Refinery Project Manager Kenneth del Rosario.
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