BDOTC Graduates 199 in different sets of skills

MONROVIA-The Business and Domestic Occupational Training Center (BDOTC) on Friday, February 24, 2023, graduated 199 men and women from its 17th Graduating Class.

The happy graduates dominant women were trained over a one-year period both practical and theory in event decoration, front management, housekeeping, tailoring, braiding and weaving, beauty culture, baking, waiter/ waitress services, and food beverage among others.

Serving as Guest Speaker, Maminah Gordon Carr Gaye, Assistant Minister for Children Protection at the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection encouraged the graduates to see their achievements as pacesetters.

Assistant Minister Gaye called on the Graduates to enter the larger society with a focused mind and determination.

“You have to be disciplined, prioritize adequately and have a set vision in what you want to do”, she urged them.

The young Assistant Minister who was thrilled by the success stories of some of the graduates wants the Government to support BDOTC in order for the training center to continue transforming the lives of the ordinary young women of Liberia.

“If the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development should succeed, then it is important that the government do more for a program of this nature that is changing the narrates and is giving renewed hope to our young, potential, and energetic women”, she emphasized.

She commended the graduates for their passion and commitment to their studies.

To the hard-working BDOTC staff, thanks for imparting knowledge to our future leaders, “I am extremely proud of you all”, she noted.

Marking special remarks at the program was Youth and Sports Minister D. Zeogar Wilson who commended the graduates for gravitating to become resourceful citizens in society.

‘Go as our ambassadors of social transformation, and self-discovery in your community.

He appreciated the graduates for believing in the Youth and Sports Ministry family, added by encouraging them to go forth and do well in society.

According to him, BDOTC continues to make an impact in structure, programs, systems, consistency, commitment, and professionalism.

Established in 1975 during the administration of former President William R. Tolbert Jr., the Business and Domestic occupational Training Center is one of the training arms of the Ministry of Youth and Sports under the Technical Vocational Educational Training Department.

The center offers specialized skills training to disadvantaged youth especially young girls and women to obtain employable and self-sustainable skills in hospitality management.

Currently, the center provides intervention in reducing the gap of unemployment, especially among young girls and women from all levels.

BDOTC trains 350 youth per training circle.

Among other things, its objectives are to promote the dignity of labor through vocational training including developing the minds of youth especially young girls and women to be optimistic about life challenges.

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