Dr. Remegio B. Gonzales of MSU-IIT, nominated by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Region X for the Search for TESDA Idol 2009 was declared as the national winner for the wage-employed category.
This is the 5th time that Region X won the institutional award since 2002.
Dr. Gonzales, nominated by the TESDA provincial office of Lanao del Norte, received a trophy from the Deputy Director General Milagros Dawa-Hernandez, on behalf of Secretary Augusto Boboy Syjuco, TESDA Director General, and was honored during the national awarding ceremonies held at the TESDA Central Office in Taguig, Metro Manila.
The “TESDA Idol Award” is one of the institutional awards given by TESDA annually.
The award recognizes tech-voc graduates who reached skills excellence and are highly successful in their respective occupations.
The recipients of this award are persons who have contributed to the economic growth in their communities and who possess qualities as role models worthy for emulation by the youth and unemployed persons for a promising career in tech-voc occupation.
The winner is also conferred the President Ramon Magsaysay Outstanding Filipino Workers Award (PRMOFWA).
Dr. Remegio’s career is one best illustration of the ladderized education program. Starting with a techvoc course in industrial electricity, he proceeded to finish college and post-graduate studies.
Known for his perseverance and deep love for education and training, it is not surprising for him to steadily progress from his training in industrial electricity to the apex of his educational pursuits- a doctorate in education management.
He finished a post-secondary course in industrial electricity in 1967 and immediately got a job as electrician.
He self-supported himself to college finishing a bachelor’s degree in industrial education. He was working as electrician at the University of Bohol while studying in college.
After finishing his first college course, he joined the MSU–Iligan Institute of Technology as instructor. While teaching, he pursued his second college course in electrical engineering to add to his qualifications as instructor in an engineering school. After completing the course, he took the board examination for professional electrical engineers and successfully passed it.
To top his educational pursuits, he finished his graduate and post-graduate studies with a master’s degree in teaching and a doctorate in education management from Ateneo de Cagayan.
Aside from his qualifications as a professional electrical engineer, he also has TESDA National Certificate for Building Wiring Installation NC II. He is a certified trainor (TQ1) and assessor (AQ1).
As Regional Governor for Mindanao of the Philippine Institute of Electrical Engineers, he worked hard to give recognition to electricians for their important contribution to the growth of the construction industry and the national economy.
He co-founded two vocational trade schools in Iligan and Bohol-Masters Technological Institute and Bohol Northeastern College.