On August 10, 2015, Bayan Academy’s Technical and Livelihood Center conducted a 26-day Technopreneurship course about Beauty Care NCII in Mandaue City, Cebu. This TESDA-accredited workshop trained the disengaged youth and adults on a wide array of beauty care services such as manicure and pedicure, hand spa, facial treatment, foot spa and facial make-up application. A total of thirty (30) graduates, equipped with the necessary skills, passed the competency assessment of TESDA Region VII. 18 were accepted for internship at Rose Institute of Cosmetology and Pharmacy while the rest chose to apply the training and entrepreneurship knowledge they have gained by setting up their own businesses.
The graduation, which was held on September 10, was hosted by JPMorgan Chase & Co. at their building premises in eBloc Tower 1, Cebu I.T. Park. The event was attended by key representatives from the partner organizations – Catherine Chiong, Vice President, and Nina Perez, Assistant Vice-President for JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Philip Felipe, Executive Director of Bayan Academy; Jose Marmol, Focal Person for Community Based Training Program of TESDA; Arlyn Bunso, SCA Facilitator; and Ma. Vida Rosales, Area Servant Leader of Center for Community Transformation (CCT).
Before the program ended, Bayan Academy Executive Director Philip Felipe thanked JPMorgan Chase & Co., TESDA, and Center for Community Transformation and Rose Institute, for their continuous commitment in promoting workforce readiness in Cebu. He also reminded the graduates that beyond the skills they learned, it is their attitude and character that would make them last and successful in their fields.
Bayan Academy for Social Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Development, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase & Co., continues to develop the unemployed youth and adults to become productive members of the society through the Technical and Livelihood Program sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
Since 2010, JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Bayan Academy have been working together to develop technical skills training – programs including hair styling, massage and spa services and technopreneurship training which combined technical skilling with entrepreneurship modules customized according to the technical skills taught – for the disengaged youth and adults from low-income communities in Manila, particularly in BASECO. In 2014, JPMorgan Chase started funding for the engaged youth, which aims to address the mismatch of skills that are currently available and the skills needed in the workforce.
For more information, you may visit www.bayanacademy.org or contact Mr. Arthur C. Aguinaldo of Bayan Academy at 426-3140 / 927-9365.