RTC-KorPhil Davao mechatronics trainees to represent Philippines in Asian Skills tilt

The Gold was paid with the right KASH! 

It took the right Knowledge, Attitude, Skills and Habits (KASH) for the two trainees of RTC-KorPhil Davao to pocket the coveted gold Medal in the Philippine National Skills Competition held last 2021, which gave them the ticket to  the World Skills Asia in Shanghai, China on October 2022.    

Winning the top place in the PNSC last December 13-16, 2021, Juniel A. Algodon, 24, and Kier Erwin M. Susteverio, 23, is set to represent the Philippines in a tougher international skills competition waging battles against Asian countries in the Mechatronics Skills Area. 


The road to national gold was never easy for the duo. Juniel and Kier Erwin poured determination, perseverance and discipline to acquire the necessary competencies to beat the competition standards and to garner a final rating of 97%. 

The two also shared the importance of communication during the competition considering that mechatronics, unlike other skills areas, have two competitors. 

Dapat may communication kami palage ng aking partner dahil useless lang ang pag enhance nang skills kung hindi kami nag kakaintindihan sa tuwing kami ay nag perform sa aming task na ginagawa”, said by Kier Erwin M. Sustiverio to highlight communication as an important key to their teamwork.


Expert Mr. Rhian Dhae Sarsaba expressed full confidence that the two will ace the competition given all the preparation they planned and implemented.

I expect them to win because I knew they tried their best to perform all the activities in the training plan. We did a lot of research, exerted a lot of effort in exploring possible projects to be performed for PNSC and they are ready physically, mentally and emotionally for the competition”, Mr. Sarsaba said.


Their partnership will undergo a two-stage World Skills Philippines Training Camp with the first stage in March to May conducted via online to learn on goal setting and competitive mindset, time management, effective negotiation, stress management, conversational skills, problem solving and decision making. 

They will even study how to speak basic mandarin language. 

The second stage is the face-to-face training about mechatronics to learn and to master the competition test package which will run from June to September.

With several months left before the international experience, the two shared they will do their best to excel in the competition so that they can inspire other trainees that a TESDA graduate can get mileage achievement with his technical-vocational skills. 

Will the two afford to get the International gold for the Philippines? It certainly depends how much KASH they will bring to China! 

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