Professors Cesar S. Gabo and Erman S. Marajas of the MSU-IIT Department of Industrial Automation and Control Engineering Technology attended the First Technical Committee Meeting of the 9th Asean Skills Competition in Sultan Hotel, Jakarta, Indonesia last April 9-14, 2012.
The meeting represented by technical delegates and experts of various trade skills from neighboring Asean countries discussed the test packages for the competition scheduled this November in Jakarta. The MSU-IIT representatives are equipping the Mechatronics Team that will once again represent the country in the biennial Asean skill competition.
Gabo who reported to the head of the delegations, the deputies, and the experts was chosen the Chief Expert in Mechatronics, while Marajas the Deputy Chief Expert in Electrical Installation.
The six member team will be composed of Mr. Jayson Cris J. Andoy and Mr. Wilfred Ralph G. Gomez as competitors, Gabo as coach/chief expert, Prof. Remegildo A. Payusan and Faith Q. Baldonado as Technical Training Assistants, and Marajas as Team Leader/Expert.
The MSU-IIT Mechatronics team to the 2010 Asean Skills Competition in Bangkok, Thailand, then led by Payusan and Baldonado, surpassed the Asean standard in Mechatronics competition. This year, the team will aim for a slot in the 2013 World Skills Olympics in Germany. The MSU-IIT Team, however, needs the financial support of the MSU-IIT, partners in the academe, industry, local government, and the alumni for the team’s training and travel expenses. Siemens Philippines Automation and Drive has already pledged support to the national team. (ESM/IACET_SET)
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