Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Rizal Provincial Director Ben-Hur Baniqued announced in a statement to media the holding of the 1st CALABARZON (Calamba Laguna Batangas Rizal Quezon) Regional Skills Competition Oct. 3-7, 2022 at the Ynares Center and Ynares Sports Hub, Sen. L. Sumulong Memorial Circle, Antipolo City, Rizal.

The competition will be held in partnership with the Association of Technical-Vocational Institutions of Rizal (ATVIR Inc.) and the Trainers and Assessors of Rizal Association (TARA Inc.).

Baniqued said TESDA was established to encourage the full participation of industry, labor, local government units and technical vocational institutions in skills development of the country’s human resources. Competition promotes quality skills development in the region with the view of later participating in international skills competitions.

TESDA Rizal already conducted two skills competition last April and May 2022.

The first was the Skills Competition for Trainers which showcased the competence of the TVET Trainers while the latter was for the TVET graduates to prepare and hone them for the Regional Skills Competition with high hopes of carrying them through up to the national level and to compete in the Philippine National Skills Competition and hopefully, in the much coveted ASEAN Skills competition to be hosted by Singapore in 2023.

The skills competition in Antipolo will have a total of 56 entries in 29 different trades from the Provincial Offices of Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon.

Competition will be in 3D Digital Game Art, Autobody Repair, Automobile Technology, Bakery, CNC Maintenance, CNC Milling, Cooking, Cyber Security, Electrical Installations, and Electronics.

There will also be competition in Fashion Technology, Floristry, Graphic Design Technology, Hairdressing, Heavy Vehicle Technology, Hotel Reception, Industrial Automation, Information Network Cabling, and Network Systems Administration.

Participants also will compete in IT Software Solution for Business, Landscaping Gardening, Mechanical Engineering CAD, Mechatronics, Patisserie and Confectionery, Plumbing and Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, Restaurant Services, Web Technologies, and Welding.