General Trias City—Mayor Antonio “Ony” Ferrer, through the City Social Welfare and Development GenTri City Training Center, continues to offer free short courses to out-of-school youths and unemployed adults in the locality to provide them with better job opportunities.
The center moved to its new home in Barangay Santiago last Monday. It offers massage therapy, electronic assembly and servicing, wellness massage, dressmaking food and beverage service, hair care and beauty care, bread and pastry productions, and kiddie chef training during summer.
Around 750 residents finished various vocational and technical courses in the center since it started in 2009, during the term of current Rep. Luis Ferrer IV as mayor.
The free training on various courses aims to help residents find employment or start their own home-based or backyard business to augment their income.
One of the graduates of the training program, Jennifer Dunluan—a mother of twins from Pasong Kawayan II—finished Bread and Cake making, Hair and Beauty Care, Dressmaking. She now earns by selling cakes online and putting up a salon in the area.
“What I learned in the GenTri Training Center was a great help, for me to earn and help my family and my brothers,” Dunluan said.
Jeda Macawili of Trece Martires City, now working as supervisor in a coffee shop in Middle East is graduate of food and beverage and barista course at GenTri training center.
“Here is where I started training to be a barista. Thank you very much for the CSWD Training and Productivity Center, for helping people like us,” Macawili said.
Another graduate of the massage training course is now an owner of a spa along Centennial Road in Bacao II.