October 31, 2016
From jobless urban men in Cabanatuan City, ASKI, WTRC program produce TESDA graduates
Unemployed men in Cabanatuan City are now certified TESDA graduates after completing the courses offered by the Men at Work Program of Wholistic Transformation Resource Center (WTRC) and ASKI.

A total of 40 fathers/breadwinners, who do not have jobs or stable source of income from not being able to achieve higher education because of financial capabilities, received their NC II certificate from Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) last August 30 at Talavera Agricultural and Social Enterprise Center, Talavera, Nueva Ecija.

Among the graduates, 21 took shielded metal arc welding course, 10 undergone driving/heavy equipment operation training, six on automotive course and three finished electrical installation and maintenance course.

TESDA Provincial Director Ms. Melanie Grace Romero during the ceremony cited the importance of the National Certificate of the graduates in local and international employment. “It’s more than a certificate because it is also the fruit of your hard work and determination,” she said.

On the other hand, WTRC Executive Director Atty. Roweena Ann Mendoza shared the story of Mr. David Bussau, founder of WTRC, an orphan boy who dreamt of a better life and now managing his own foundation reaching out to help other people.

Men at Work Program is being carried out through the partnership of ASKI and WTRC that started in January until April 2017. The program is entitled “Empowering Urban Men through Integrated Development Approach” which is aimed at the organization and training of low income men and capacitating their social, economic and spiritual abilities through participative and transformational dimensions.

Graduates of the program is expected to have an enhanced technical skills, gain personality development and spiritual growth through discipleship program. Aside from the training, ASKI Foundation will assist and help the graduates in looking for employment through its wide range of partners and network.
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