ROME, Italy – Vocational courses will soon be made available to Filipino youth who dropped out of school and Pinoy workers who wish to upgrade their skills in Italy.
Dr. Isagani Cruz of the Manila Times College and Dr. Casimiro Dulay of the Mission Driven International are planning to put up the vocational school in Italy.
The two signed a memorandum of agreement notarized by the Philippine Embassy in Rome to start the project.
“Ito na ang pagkakataon para ipagpatuloy ninyo ang inyong pag-aaral o makakuha kayo ng bagong mga kagalingan or skills na maari ninyong iharap sa mga magbibigay ng trabaho o kung nais magkaroon ng sariling negosyo,” said Cruz.
Basic and demand-driven courses will be taught in three languages in the target schools of Polo Didatico or Universita Popolare Di Roma.
“We will require all our students to know three languages, Italian, English at Filipino. Filipino citizen or dual citizen lang ang pwedeng pumasok and have three languages in addition to technical courses,” Cruz said.
Dulay, for his part, believes that the Filipino school’s vocational courses will be a big help to Filipino youth and lessen the problems of society like discrimination, bullying, unemployment and drug addiction.
“If we have this school, there will be [a] place where they belong in the host country. Maiiwasan natin [ang] problem in society,” he said.
The project has the support of many Filipinos in Italy.
“Napakaganda ng project. Ang mga kabataan, pati ang mga adult na nahinto ang practice ng career because of lack academic requirements can enroll,” said Cristilyn Dalado.
(Source: ABS CBN News)