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PIA Press Release
2007/09/07

Oro mayor approves P1.1M livelihood training center

Cagayan de Oro City (7 September) -- IN line with the city government's intention to equip Cagayanons with skills that will make them competitive skilled workers, City Mayor Constantino G. Jaraula yesterday approved a budget proposal for the establishment of a P1.1-million livelihood training center in Cagayan de Oro.

Norma Sabacajan, population officer IV and chief of the Community Improvement Division of the City Mayor's Office, revealed that the proposal endorsed by the CID is for the construction of a livelihood training center equipped with training facilities where people can go for their skills training needs.

Sabacajan said that there is a need to establish a livelihood training center which will provide regular skills training for local residents who are unemployed due to lack if not absence of skills, including the out-of-school-youth.

She added that as soon as the livelihood training center will be constructed, all the ongoing livelihood trainings that the CID are conducting will be held in the center like baking and housekeeping, among others.

For now, the CID is conducting a free baking class for six months at the Tourism Hall and once the livelihood center will be built, more livelihood trainings will be conducted there as Mayor Jaraula is bent on opening more opportunities for skills training in the field of practical electricity, plumbing, refrigeration, cellphone repair, handicrafts-making and massage therapy.

Sabacajan said that the proposal approved by the Mayor will be forwarded to the City Administrator's Office for appropriate funding and possible site identification.

The livelihood training center as envisioned by Mayor Jaraula is in line with the city government's thrust to improve the quality of life of people in the city, especially the poor sector. (Cagayan de Oro City IO/PIA-MisOrOccCam i-Net) [top]

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