350 OFWs complete skills training courses in KL
MANILA – A total of 350 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) completed skills training courses at the Philippine Embassy's Migrant Workers and Other Filipinos Resource Center (MWOFRC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
“The Center’s skills training program is akin to the concept of continuing education, in order for our OFWs to continually upgrade their skills and improve their lives. Education should be a never-ending journey,” said Ambassador Eduardo Malaya.
The graduates received their certificates of completion from Ambassador Malaya and Labor Attache Dr. Alicia Santos during graduation ceremonies held on October 27 at the Saloma Restaurant.
The skills training courses included automotive, culinary arts, baking, basic nursing and homecare, reflexology, dressmaking, kempo martial arts, accounting, computer programming and processing and hairdressing and cosmetology.
Outstanding graduates also received medals to mark their accomplishments.
"Our MWOFRC is a source of pride for us because it not only provides temporary shelter to our distressed nationals, but is a learning center where our OFWs can further develop themselves and in essence, their families,” she said.
The Embassy’s MWOFRC is housed in a six-room building, with a floor area of 370 square meters situated in a 650-meter property in Kuala Lumpur.
There are also three modular classrooms for different training courses constructed outside the main building.