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TESDA appoints 14 tech-voc career ambassadors
The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has appointed 14 new Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) Career Ambassadors who will serve as inspiration to the youth in choosing their most suitable career paths.
The newly appointed TVET Career Ambassadors will serve from 2018 to 2019.
TESDA Director General, Sec. Guiling "Gene" A. Mamondiong said that the ambassadors will serve as role models or poster boys and girls of the agency who will promote the TVET during their term.
"Ambassadors, through public talks and media appearances, help steer and encourage the country's next generation workers towards their most suitable career paths, "said Mamondiong.
These career ambassadors, he also said, will become the No. 1 promoters of TVET programs through the media or speaking engagements in forum or meetings.
Mamondiong said that TESDA selected the brightest among the TVET graduates, most of them scholars who have become successful in their chosen fields, for the Career Ambassadors Program.
The TVET Career Ambassadors are: Glenn O. Obillo, Regional Winner, 2017 TESDA Idol, Region I; Karen C. Fabella, Competitor, 2016 ASEAN Skills Competition, Region II; King Paul B. Gabertan, National Finalist, 2015 Tagsanay Award, Region III; Dhebora A. Juanta, 2nd Runner-Up, 2017 TESDA Idol, National Capital Region (NCR); Joseph B. Jalbuna, Regional Winner, 2016 TESDA Idol, Region IV-A; 
Hernan C. Erorita, National Winner, 2017 TESDA Idol, Regon IV-B; Ulysis L. Ferreras, Regional Winner, 2017 TESDA Idol, Region V; Virginia B. Parrenas, National Finalist, 2016 TagsanayAward, Region VI; Edlyn P. Casal, Regional Winner, 2014 TESDA Idol, Region VII; Junie A. Comaling, Gold Medalist, 2017 Philippine Skills Competition, Region IX; Michellene A. Uapal, Regional Winner, 2017 TESDA Idol, Region X; Mary Jane P. Trinidad, 2nd Runner Up, 2016 TESDA Idol, Region XI; Marco Paolo B. Sosobrado, CEO, Uncle Wok Restaurant, Region XII and Gail E. Pacquiao, Regional Winner, 2015 TESDA Idol, CARAGA.
Six of the 14 TESDA Career Ambassadors have sworn in at the 4th National Career Advocacy Congress held at the Oriental Hotel in Legazpi City, Albay last May 24. They were Gabertan, Ferreras, Parrenas, Casal, Trinidad and Pacquiao. 
The Career Ambassadors vowed to inspire the youth and influence career seekers on the most suitable path to take by sharing their stories and how TVET has helped them to their journey to success.
The appointment of Career Ambassadors is anchored on the National Career Guidance Advocacy Plan which was signed by the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and TESDA. END