Aguilar says tech-voc graduates have better job prospects
SOME 950 city residents will graduate from various vocational and technical courses from Las Piñas City Manpower and Training Center on July 5, 2012 at Verdant Covered Court in Barangay Pamplona Tres.
Mayor Vergel ‘Nene’ Aguilar said the free training on various courses is aimed at helping the residents find gainful employment or start their own home-based or backyard business to augment their family’s meager income.
The Manpower Training Center offers automotive servicing, commercial cooking, consumer electronics, food and beverages services, hairdressing, massage therapy, personal computer operations, refrigeration and aircon servicing, shielded metal arc welding, industrial electricity, cell phone repair, housekeeping and travel services.
Every year, around 5,000 out of school youths and unemployed adults benefit from the free training. The training center is also awarded by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority or TESDA as one of the Most Outstanding Skills Training Center in the country.
Aguilar said graduates in the center have the opportunity to apply for work abroad citing bigger demand for skilled workers abroad.
He said many industries are already on the lookout and offering employment to graduates with special technical vocational skills.
Graduates in the center were molded and trained for various courses and specializations. These graduates are now ready to give quality and world-class service in all parts of the globe, he added.
Aguilar expressed confidence that the graduates will value their gained technical/vocational knowledge to improve their lives and become better citizens.