NC-II holders join BARMM skills tilt
- Sunday, August 11, 2019
- By Edwin Fernandez (PNA)
COTABATO CITY – A total of 27 National Certificate Level II (NC-II) holders of technical vocational institutions across the Bangsamoro region are competing for this year's regional skills competition organized by the Technical, Education, and Skills Development Authority – Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (TESDA-BARMM).
“Winners of the August 9–10 regional level competition will represent the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) in the zonal (Visayas-Mindanao) and national skills competition later this year,” Minister Mohagher Iqbal of Ministry of Basic, Higher and Technical Education said on Friday.
The winners will have chance to join the 2020 Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) skills competition in Singapore.
Iqbal said the contest serves as a promotional activity of TESDA-BARMM, its partners, and stakeholders to showcase the skills and readiness of the trainees for future employment.
“This competition will not only hone the skills of the competitors but will also create greater awareness on the importance of technical and vocational education,” BARMM Chief Minister Ahod “Murad” Ebrahim said in a statement.
The three-day event focuses on seven trade areas such as housekeeping, plumbing, computer systems servicing, electrical installation and maintenance, shielded metal arc welding, photovoltaic systems installation, and hairdressing.