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READ I The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) through the Aparri Polytechnic Institute (API) trained its trainers and stakeholders on ‘Fruit and Vegetable Carving’ yesterday, May 22 at Altasco Bistro in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.
TESDA Regional Director Vincent Aljon A. Cifra said there is a need to embrace creativity and innovation in the food and tourism industry as there is a growing demand for visually appealing dishes.
The training aimed to equip trainers with the expertise needed to teach fruit and vegetable carving techniques effectively for the purpose of including the said skill in the curricula of Cookery NC II and Food and Beverage Services NC II qualifications.
Cifra added that by upskilling trainers and stakeholders in fruit and vegetable carving, it fosters innovativeness and creativity in food preparation and presentation – an indicator of a vibrant, responsive, and excellent TVET ecosystem.
The initiative reflects TESDA’s commitment to empowering individuals and ensuring the sustainability and growth of the food and tourism industry, he added.
The training program is conducted by API through its TTI Advisory Council (TAC) in coordination with the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) Cagayan Chapter. ###
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