210 graduates from ALS livelihood

BAGUIO CITY – The Alternative Learning System (ALS) Abot Alam in partnership with the city government of Baguio recognized 210 students for having completed their respective required training hours.

The mass graduation was held at Manuel Quezon Elementary School grounds last May 26.

Among the short courses finished by the graduates include baking, electronics, beauty care, hair science, waste recycling, practical driving, massage therapy, shielded metal arc welding, mushroom growing/production, food processing and preservation, electrical installation and maintenance, and accreditation and equivalency program.

ALS Education Program Supervisor Art Tiongan credited the city government of Baguio under the leadership of mayor Mauricio Domogan for the success of the ALS of the Department of Education.

“Mayor Domogan is very instrumental in the increase of salaries of the ALS trainors as well as the construction of a school building at Manuel L. Quezon Elementary School being used by the out-of-school youth with the two million initial funding,” added Tiongan.

In his inspirational message, Domogan encouraged the graduates to continue improving their lives.

“Gawin niyong inspirasyon ang inyong mga diploma/certificates para maging umpisa ng pag asenso ng inyong mga buhay. Dapat maging masipag kayo para sa kinabukasan niyo at ng magiging pamilya ninyo,” he said.

Domogan advised the youth to have faith with the Almighty God, to take care of one’s health and to do away from bad vices.

Given the opportunity to serve the city for another three years, Domogan assured to continue to support the programs of DepEd and to look for sources of fund for the continuation of the school building at Manuel l. Quezon Elementary School.

It is the objective of the ALS program to cut the time needed to finish high school, hence, significantly cutting the expenses as well. Aside from giving hope to the less fortunate, it also provides opportunities to Out-of-School Youths (OSY) and adults elementary and secondary school drop-outs; industry-based workers; housewives; maids; factory workers; drivers; members of cultural minorities; indigenous people and the disabled/physically challenged./Jho Arranz


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