TESDA honors tech-voc trainers at the 2020 Tagsanay Award

Published October 11, 2020, 4:45 PM

by Dhel Nazario

A technical vocational (tech-voc) trainer from the National Capital Region was hailed as the overall winner of the 2020 Tagsanay Award of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Joel John Dela Merced of Abest Resource Development, Inc. rose above other candidates by garnering a total weighted score of 387.967 after undertaking the national level selection process.  He also received the Best Trainer in the Online Panel Interview, and as Best Trainer in Portfolio special awards.

Donnel B. Pasalo of Marcos Agro-Industrial School, Ilocos Norte in Region I placed first runner-up, with a 373.690 total weighted score. Pasalo was also declared Best Trainer in Written Exam and Best Trainer in Conducting Interview.

Joseph A. Sab-it, Jr. of Baguio City School of Arts and Trades, Benguet in the Cordillera Administrative Region came second runner-up with a 361.072 total weighted score. Sab-it also bagged the Best Trainer in Activity-Based Assessment special award.

The institutions of the top three winners were also awarded plaques of recognition.

Special awards were also given to Ms. Maribel B. Yang of the Camarines Sur Institute of Fisheries and Marine Sciences, Camarines Sur (Region 5) for being the Best Trainer in Enhancement of Training Package, and to Ms. Joahnna Z. Mangyao of the Provincial Training Center – Tubigon, Bohol (Region 7) as the Best Trainer in Experience Sharing.

TESDA’s National Institute for Technical Education and Skills Development also awarded certificates of commendation to the TVET trainers who had conducted and published their research works.

“TESDA is truly proud of you. We hope that you will continue to perform excellently in your field. May you also help other trainers improve their craft,” TESDA Secretary Isidro Lapeña told the winners during the awarding ceremony.

TESDA Deputy Directors General, Executive Directors, Directors, Heads and staff of the TESDA Central Office, Regional Directors, Provincial Directors, and Administrators from the various regions in the country, as well as the members of the panel of judges for the online panel interview, attended the awarding ceremony.

The “Araw ng Parangal” awarding ceremony was hosted by the National TVET Trainers Academy, held in conjunction with the celebration of World Teachers’ Day.

The Tagsanay Award is one of TESDA’s institutional awards which aims to give incentives to outstanding tech-voc trainers from public and private TVET institutions. Candidates to the Tagsanay Award underwent a stringent selection process on the institutional, provincial, regional, and the national levels.