Monday, 21st August 2017


Church-based trng helps OSY find jobs

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Special for The Capiz Times


ROXAS CITY—Fifty out-of-school (OSY) youth from various parishes of the Archdiocese have graduated from carpentry and bread and pastry courses funded by Caritas Italiana through the Capiz Archdiocesan Social Action Center (CASAC) to empower OSYs in Capiz.

“Almost half of the graduates got employed after the 21-day training,” said CASAC training coordinator Loriene Garra.

Garra added that 25 OSY are currently undergoing a massage training at the temporary training center at the Archbishop’s Residence Compound in Barangay Lawaan here while the construction of the Archdiocese’s St. Joseph Training Center is underway.

The temporary training center used to be a retirement house of some priests.

Garra added that the community-based training has integrated inputs on volunteerism, social justice, gender sensitivity, HIV/AIDS, drug addiction and recycling.


Each of the enrolled OSY has a P100 daily allowance during the training.

The initiative also tapped competent resource persons from the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Dumalag Vocational Technical School (DVTS) in Dumalag town, St. Nicholas Training School in Iloilo and MCARSI, a Roxas City-based culinary arts and restaurant services training center, among others.

The church-based initiative will soon offer modules on meat and fish processing. (Alex Lumaque)

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