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Manila – Institute for Labor Studies’ (ILS) Labor and Employment Officer III Marc Raphael A. Peñaredondo successfully passed his Visual Graphic Designer assessment and was awarded a National Certificate Level III by the Technical and Educational Skills Development Authority (TESDA) last May 10, 2019.

Mr. Peñaredondo joined the Institute in 2010 as an Administrative Aide VI with the Advocacy and Publications Division where he rose to his current position as a LEO III. Over the years, Marc held concurrent positions in the Institute such as Chairperson of the ILS Employees Association (ILSEA) Election Committee, and Team Leader of the ILS Transparency Seal Monitoring and Reporting Team. He is also a member of the following ILS ad hoc committees: Internal Audit Team (IAT), Gender and Development (GAD), and Green our DOLE Program (GODP).

Mr. Peñaredondo’s contributions are anchored on the creative side performing photography and graphic design for the Institute’s various reports and printed materials. He has also mentored a substantial number of ILS on-the-job trainees through the Institute’s INTERNi program, which serves as a training ground for students who want to pursue a career in public policy research and development work.

The TESDA Visual Graphic Design NC III Certification consists of competencies that a person must achieve to design and develop visual graphic designs for (i) logo; (ii) print media; (iii) user experience; (iv) user interface; (v) product packaging; and (iv) booth and product/window display. To attain the National Qualification of Visual Graphic Design NC III, the candidate must demonstrate competency in the above-mentioned areas, after which successful candidates shall be awarded a National Certificate III level signed by the TESDA Director General.

The Institute for Labor Studies (ILS) is the policy research and advocacy arm of the Department of Labor and Employment. For more information on this story, please contact the Advocacy and Publications Division at 527-3590.