OWWA-9 holds 2-day training for OFWs PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 16 May 2014 11:30

The Overseas Workers Welfare Administration Region-9 conducted a 2-day Entrepreneurship Development Training and Organizational Development Training for Overseas Filipino Workers at Lutong Pinoy Resort and Restaurant, Tugbungan, this city.

The training which started 8 o’clock of Friday morning was participated by 80 OFWs coming from different parts of the region.

Different modules were discussed by OWWA-9 and its partner institutions during the 2-day training such as Business Registration and Champion Products which was facilitated by the Department of Trade and Industry, Financial Literacy Training facilitated by LandBank of the Philippines and Orientation on OWWA’s Programs and Services.

Leonilo Y. Daymiel, Head of the Programs and Services Division of OWWA-9 said that the training is intended for OFWs and their beneficiaries who wish to avail of the programs and services under the National Reintegration Centre for OFWs.

Regional Director of OWWA-9, Hassan Gabra T. Jumdain, expressed his pride for the OFWs who have been greatly contributing to the economy of the country.

“Filipinos are very hard-working people. In fact, Filipino workers are in over 200 countries across the globe. So it is just right that we give priority in helping these people who are considered to be the new heroes of this country,” Jumdain said.

On Day 2 of the training, Director Jumdain found time to be with the OFWs and dependents and have shared valuable insights about the benefits of being an OWWA member. The participants of the training had the chance to ask questions and raise their concerns directly to the Regional Director which the latter gracefully and comprehensively answered.

Consequently, an election of new set of officers for OFCs was conducted as a culminating activity of the 2-day event.

On the same day, prior to attending the training, Director Jumdain attended a commencement exercise of one of the computer technology institutions in the city, CADDNET, as the school’s Guest Speaker. In his speech, he posits the importance of acquiring skills in landing a better employment in the global arena and has encouraged the graduates not to be afraid of committing mistakes and learn from it.

To date, the OWWA-9 already has eighty seven (87) scholars who have graduated at the said educational institution and most of which are now working abroad.