BAGUIO CITY- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority declared Noriel K. Ramos as the Overall Champion of the contenders for vocational and technical trainors during the 2022 national awarding ceremony held at the TESDA Central Office in Taguig on September 27.
Out of the 17 contenders from the private Technical Vocational Institutions (TVIs) and TESDA Technology Institutions (TTIs) nationwide, Ramos was included in the Top 8 finalists. After besting 8 candidates, he snatched the title with 386 points out of 500. He was followed by 1st runner-up Regina F. Valencia of Universidad da Sta. Isabel de Naga Inc.-Region V and Mr. Mateo A. Alin Jr. of the Regional Training Center-Cebu, Region VII, who landed 2nd Runner-up.
Ramos had his humble beginnings as a volunteer trainer in TESDA in 2010, and worked as a job order for five (5) years before landing a permanent position as a trainer in the Regional Training Center-Baguio in 2016. He is a passionate Technical-Vocational Education and Training (TVET) trainer in Machining, CNC Lathe & Milling Machine Operations and he has also extended his services and expertise in the fields of Electronics, Technical Drafting, and IT-related qualifications.
As a trainer, he faced many challenges but this also shaped him to become a better person in his field. “One of the challenges I faced was keeping up with new technology because it is constantly changing and the things I teach should be relevant to the needs of the industry,” he said.
Back in 2016, he was also named the Best Trainer at RTC-Baguio for his contributions to the institution’s success (including the 2-Star Rating in Machining NC II, 1-Star in CNC Lathe Machine Operations NC II, and 1-Star in CNC Milling Machine Operations NC II). He is also active in the development and implementation of the Higher Level Diploma Program, improvements to facilities and maintenance, and other TVET-related programs and projects.
As an innovator, he also developed a 7-in-1 multi-tool, 32-in-1 Precision Screw, and Hammer which are not yet available in the market. These types of innovations he created can be patented that will be useful in the construction industry. He also initiated research in prototyping a Self-sustaining Generator funded by the Central Office, another research on the use of a Heat Treatment Furnace Oven, and research in Prototyping a 5-axis Trunnion Table for CNC Milling Machines. “Local and International Training molded me to become a better Trainer and be competitive in Competency-Based training delivery,” he said.
Ramos urged his fellow trainers to be passionate about what they do. “Dapat mahal mo ang propesyon na pinili mo at ibibigay mo ang lahat ng iyong makakaya para sa kwalidad na edukasyon. Sabi nga ni John Dewey, kung hindi natin paghuhusayan ang ating pagtuturo, ninanakawan natin ang kabataan sa maganda nilang kinabukasan,” he said.
As the National Tagsanay Award Overall winner he took home a cash prize of PhP 25,000.00. He also received four (4) special awards including Best Trainer’s Portfolio; Best Trainer in Computer-Based Examination; Best Trainer in Experience Sharing; and Best Trainer in Activity-Based Assessment.
The Tagsanay Award is one of TESDA’s Institutional Awards that gives recognition and incentives to trainers from private and public technical vocational institutions (TVIs) and TESDA technology institutions (TTIs) who have exceeded the requirements for TVET trainers and have demonstrated competencies beyond expectations. Nominees of the Tagsanay undergo a stringent selection and elimination process starting from the provincial level. In this final stage of the process, the nominees’ logic, balance, negotiation skills, courage, taste, and ability to deal with new challenges are tested and evaluated. At the same time, their portfolios are also carefully scrutinized.
Meanwhile, the Regional Training Center-Baguio was awarded as the TVET Institution Overall Champion for supporting the career of a quality TVET trainer who had exceeded the standards and expectations of the institution.
TESDA CAR is consistently garnering multiple awards in the past, some of the notable awards are as follows, Ms. Mary Kristine Iris C. Pasion 1st runner-up 2021 National Tagsanay Award, Mr. Joseph Sab-it Jr. 2nd runner-up 2020 Tagsanay Award and Ms. Marybeth Y. So 1st Runner-Up 2017 Tagsanay Award. By SNMP