Top 8 candidates of TESDA’s Tagsanay Awards to be known Oct. 1

Published September 30, 2020, 1:44 PM

by Dhel Nazario

In celebration of the World Teachers’ Month, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority has started the week-long national level selection process for the agency’s 2020 Tagsanay Award.


A total of 11 technical vocational education and training (TVET) trainers from both public and private institutions in Regions I, II, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, XI, the National Capital Region, Cordillera Administrative Region and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao complete this year’s list of candidates.

The regional winners went through a stringent institutional, provincial and regional selection and elimination process. After a series of online activities and interviews, the top eight candidates are expected to be announced on October 1, while the National Tagsanay Award Champion is expected to be named on October 5.

The national level candidates will contend for the following major awards and prizes: National Tagsanay Award Champion (with cash award of P25,000); 1st Runner up (with cash award of P20,000); 2nd Runner up (with cash award of PhP 15,000.00); and, Top Eight Trainers (with cash award of P5,000 each).

Special awards include: Best Trainer’s Portfolio; Best Trainer in Written Exam; Best Trainer in Online Panel Interview; Best Trainer in Enhancement of Training Package; National Tagsanay Overall Winner’s Institution; 1st Runner-up’s Institution; and, 2nd Runner up’s Institution.

Held annually since 2015 as one of TESDA’s Institutional Awards, the Tagsanay Award gives recognition and incentives to tech-voc trainers who have exceeded the set requirements and have demonstrated competencies beyond expectations. It is the agency’s way of valuing the achievements and excellent performance of tech-voc trainers nationwide.

TESDA’s National TVET Trainers Academy is hosting this year’s Tagsanay Award.