Twenty-six men from Bagong Silangan, Payatas, Commonwealth, and Batasan in Quezon City recently graduated from a special short-term course on carpentry and masonry at the CCT Training and Development Institute, Magdalena, Laguna campus. Except for two, the men passed assessment tests given by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, have received certification from the agency, and now have a better chance for employment.
The men are husbands, sons, nephews, and in-laws of CCT micro finance community partners.
Graduation day, held in Bagong Silangan, was a much-awaited and joyful event for the men and their families since many of them had never completed high school or grade school.
The course was run in partnership with the Wholistic Transformation Resource Center. A second group of 30 men will start similar training this month.