By Dhel Nazario
A registered nurse who is also a teacher received this year’s Outstanding TVET Trainer award during the recently concluded 2018 Tagsanay Award of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Christopher E. Olipas of the OLM Institute and Skills Training Center for Allied Courses, Inc. in Bulacan, topped the annual list of awardees for the 2018 Tagsanay Award which honors trainers in private and public technical vocational (tech-voc) institutions in the country.
Olipas is a teacher and a nurse who has a master’s degree in nursing and a doctoral degree in Educational Management.
He has been an accredited technical vocational (tech-voc) trainer and assessor for 10 years now.
Melea H. Gonzales, of Region lll-Tarlac, an instructor from Tarlac School of Arts and Trade, Inc.(TSATI) was named 1st runner up while Ariel D. Ronato, of Teamskills School for Culinary and Hospitality Management (TSCHM), Region Vll-Negros Oriental, bagged 2nd runner-up honors.
Aside from the Outstanding TVET Trainer Award, Olipas also bagged the Best in Activity-Based Assessment special award.