Danilo C. Adlaon

An Associate Professor of Electronics Technology of School of Engineering Technology of MSU-Iligan Institute of Technology, Engr. Danilo C. Adlaon, bagged the 1st runner-up TESDA Idol National Award.

This was announced by the TESDA-10 Regional Director Edwin C. Gatinao via text message while he is attending the awarding ceremony in Manila.

The region marked a track record in this prestigious award for having garnered the first national winner of the search last year, said Dr. Remegio Gonzales who also works in the same institution.

The Search for TESDA Idol was launched by TESDA last year to give due recognition to skilled workers who have become successful through tech-voc programs.

These are the workers, whom are aptly called “Pinoy Workers of the World Well-Employed” (Pinoy WOWOWE), have contributed to the development of their communities yet have remained unnoticed.

In addition, Dir. Gatinao said this recognition helps increase the level of public awareness and appreciation for tech-voc education, as well as raise the self-confidence level and morale of tech-voc graduates.

Engr Adlaon is a graduate of a technical-vocational course for Diploma in Electronics Engineering Technology at MSU-IIT, Iligan city in 1981. He worked as Electronics Technician in MSU-IIT upon finishing the tech-voc program, he pursued a degree program B.S. in Electrical Engineering until he attained the Masteral degree in Master of Teaching Technology in 1996. He is indeed one of the few who exhibits the qualities of an outstanding Filipino skilled workers.

Adlaon was duly accorded with the award at the TESDA Central Office last August 25, 2010 in time for the 16th TESDA Anniversary celebration.

Dir. Gatinao said that this year’s celebration will mark the 16th anniversary with various simple but festive activities such as skills competitions, fellowship for TESDA employees and other agency promotional activities.

These activities are aimed at making the general public have a better appreciation of the opportunities in technical education and skills development or otherwise known as blue collar jobs. (TESDA 10)

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