By Felmerie J. Sabino
NVC Professor Neptune T. Tandog Jr. was chosen to be among the top eight (8) of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Tagsanay Award, during its selection process last August 14-18, 2017 at the TESDA Central Office in Taguig City.
The Tagsanay Award is now on its third year in recognizing trainers from TESDA Technology Institutions and technical and vocational institutions, both private and public. The nominees and awardees where selected for demonstrating competencies beyond expectations and for exceeding the requirements set for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
Mr. Tandog is a TESDA trainer in Bookkeeping (NC 3) in NVC and is currently TESDA’s Regional Lead Assessor of Bookkeeping for Region 6. With his credentials and skills, Mr. Tandog was able to surpass the weeklong rigid selection amongst 29 other nominees. The elimination process included portfolio assessment, a 50-item written and essay examination, and individual and group activities - amazing race style. He was able to bag a spot to be among the top eight finalists and was also hailed as the Best Trainer for the Individual and Group Activities.
Mr. Tandog believes that trainers like him play a big role in the realization of TESDA’s mission and vision and in the sustainability of TVET. He understands that they are instrumental in nation building by producing skilled workers. He also wants to empower fellow trainers in the institution. As Mr. Tandog puts it, the recognition will serve as an inspiration in“improving the standard, the way of teaching as well as the quality of TESDA courses in Aklan.It is also for the great image of the school because we have equipped our TESDA courses with highly qualified trainers.”