RTC-KPVTC Davao Holds Opening Ceremony for Gender and Development

In celebrating the Women’s Month, the Regional Training Center – Korea-Philippines Vocational Training Center (RTC-KPVTC) Davao held its opening ceremony early this morning today, March 6, 2023, with the theme “WE for gender equality and inclusive society.”

The celebration began with a parade of RTC-KPVTC Davao personnel, trainers, and trainees inside the training center. Engr. Panes then formally opened the month-long celebration. The celebration aims to empower individuals through a series of activities, including seminars, workshops, and skills training. These activities are designed to equip both women and men with the necessary knowledge and skills to succeed in their chosen fields and become leaders.

During the opening ceremony, two exceptional women trainees were recognized for their remarkable achievements in their respective fields. Angel Y. Toyongan, a student of the RTC-KPVTC’s 2-Year Hotel and Restaurant Technology program, was commended for her outstanding cooking skills. Her hard work, dedication, and creativity have led her to win several culinary competitions and earn the respect of her peers and mentors. The second honoree, Jan Marie C. Bentayao, a student in the welding department at the RTC-KPVTC, was recognized for her outstanding welding abilities. She has become a role model for other women who aspire to become skilled welders.

Center Administrator Engr. Constantino B. Panes Jr. E.d.D and Gil D. Gonzales, Supervising TESD Specialist of RTC-KPVTC Davao congratulated both Angel and Jan Marie for their remarkable achievements and encouraged them to continue pursuing their dreams and inspire others to do the same. They emphasized the RTC-KPVTC’s commitment in providing excellent vocational training programs that promote gender equality and empower for women to become leaders in their respective fields.

The Women’s Month Celebration at the RTC-KPVTC was a testament to the importance of recognizing and celebrating the significant contributions of women in various fields. The awarding ceremony of Angel Toyongon for cooking and Jan Marie C. Bentayao for welding showcased the center’s commitment to providing quality vocational training programs that empower women and promote gender equality. As we continue to celebrate Women’s Month, let us all recognize and appreciate the contributions of women in all aspects of society and work towards a more inclusive and gender-equal world

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