Muntinlupa vocational grads told to think big, be relevant
by Jonathan M. Hicap
July 6, 2014
Students who graduated from vocational courses in Muntinlupa should pursue their goals and never give up.
This was the advice of Secretary Joel Villanueva, director general of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) as he and Mayor Jaime Fresnedi paid tribute and honored the new graduates of the Muntinlupa City Technical Institute (MCTI).
“Think big, be relevant, never ever give up,” Villanueva told the graduates and urged them to do all the best that they can to be successful individuals in their own ways.
A total of 528 students from the Center Based Training Program and Livelihood Training Program graduated under the Batch 110 of MCTI in a ceremony held at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Tunasan.
Villanueva said the success of the TESDA-MCTI depends on the support of local government units.
“We thank Mayor Jaime Fresnedi for not losing hope, giving back the programs and services to support the dreams of every citizen in Muntinlupa,” he said.
The program offers courses on Advanced Computer, Audio-Video Servicing, Automotive Basic Computer, Beauty Care, Bread and Pastry Production, Call Center, Computer Hardware Servicing, Consumer Electronics, Cookery, Electric Installation and Maintenance, Food Handling and Service, Food and Beverage Service NCII, Hairdressing, Housekeeping, Small Engine / Motorcycle Repair and Massage Therapy NC II.
Livelihood training is Fresnedi’s thrust to alleviate unemployment and provide opportunity for small scale entrepreneurs through the “Dagdag Puhunan” program of the city government.