CITE Student Bags Gold

DSC_0308It was not the first time that Ramil Pansoy Jr. has joined a competition. When he was a high school student in Surigao del Norte, he bested other students in the Sci-Dama board game.

Four years later, Ramil could not believe that he will experience the same predicament when he stood in for a  no-show contestant in the TESDA Skills Olympics last August 10, 2017 for Mechatronics Servicing. Armed with only with stock knowledge and confidence in installing wirings and program using Programmable Logic Control (PLC), the 19-year old Electromechanics Technology student looked at the competition as a friendly one.

“I was told that it was just a friendly competition, and that there should be no pressure. I did wire stripping first then set up the wire according to how I interpreted the problem for PLC configuration,” Ramil said.

Ramil finished the competition in 15 minutes, just a few minutes shy from his rival from Sisters of Mary. But, Ramil considered this feat his greatest.

“I got certified in Mechatronics Servicing instantly, and I get to compete in the regional level on August 29,” he said.