1,100 more Manileños complete Erap’s skills training program
Over 1,100 more poor Manileños have become skilled workers through the job-and-livelihood skills training program of Manila Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada.
In congratulating the 1,147 new graduates of the Manila Manpower Development Center (MMDC), Estrada said he hopes the skills they learned would help them land jobs or start their own small businesses.
“Manila, our city, has the highest rate of poverty incidence and the most number of jobless individuals. This program is just part of our unending efforts to provide you with all your needs to find a job or start up your own businesses,” the Manila mayor said during the graduation ceremonies for the MMDC graduates at the City Hall.
Under the supervision of the Manila Department of Social Welfare (MDSW), MMDC offers underprivileged residents free 20-day courses on various skills and programs such as Hotel and Restaurant Services, Massage Therapy, Barista, Cooking and Food Preservation, Baking, Beauty Care, Unisex Haircutting, Solar Nightlight Assembly, Garment Trade, Silkscreen, Fashion Jewelry Making, Curtain Making, Manicure/Pedicure, Beads Assembly, Throw Pillow Making, and Dressmaking.
MDSW chief Nanet Tanyag said the 1,147 graduates belong to the March, April, and May batches; one of the successful graduates was a Tondo resident who was born without a right leg.