In the 2013 Regional Skills Olympics held last September 10-11, 2013 at the Nueva Ecija University of Science and Technology (NEUST), Sumacab Campus, Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University (DHVTSU) earned gold in dressmaking competition.

Although participant Gheliza Butiu, a Bachelor of Technical Teacher Education (BTTE) student, together with her coach Annabelle Flores, a Laboratory High School (LHS) faculty, arrived late at the contest venue because they were instructed by the technical staff to attend the opening program while other participants came and started earlier at the contest venue, Butiu was second to finish her work and garnered gold (First prize). Ms. Flores said that it was a rewarding experience because she used to be a competitor in this contest and now she is a winning coach.

LHS faculty members Jo-Eliza Quizon and Plato B. Mercado also acted as coaches in fish deboning and floristry categories. Mr. Mercado’s participant Jerom Bagang, a BTTE student emerged as fourth runner up winner out of thirteen (13) participating State Colleges and Universities. – Laboratory High School