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70 Graduated Under NOLITC’s Training for Work Scholarship Program

70 Graduated Under NOLITC’s Training for Work Scholarship Program

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. (seated 3rd from left), NOLITC Vocational School Administrator, Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido and Katsutoshi Furukawa (seated 2nd and 4th from left) together with the graduates of Basic Nihongo Culture Course during their Culmination Ceremony, Tuesday./Capitol photo by Richard Malihan

A total of 70 students graduated under the Training for Work Scholarship Program of the Negros Occ. Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) during its 119th Culmination Ceremony held Tuesday.

Of the 70 graduates, 22 finished with Basic Nihongo Culture Course (Batch 1), 24 graduated with Contact Center Services NC II (Batch 61), and 24 graduated with English Language Proficiency Course (Batch 34).

The 22 graduates of Basic Nihongo Course underwent a nine-day intensive training under Katsutoshi Furukawa, a volunteer teacher from Japan who rendered his teaching services for free.

Gov. Alfredo Marañon, Jr. thanked Furukawa for his voluntary service.

“I always believe that the best way to fight poverty is to give quality education to underprivileged children, and that includes developing their skills and capabilities,” he said.

He also said that the Provincial Government of Negros Occidental strives to give scholarships to Negrenses who are willing to improve their lives.

The graduates of Contact Center Services NC II finished with 144 hours of training while the English Language Proficiency graduates finished with 100 hours of training.

According to NOLITC Vocational School Administrator, Dr. Ma. Cristina Orbecido, 80 percent of their Contact Center Services graduates are already hired by their BPO partners based in Bacolod City, namely Transcom and Teletech./Capitol News

Negros Occidental Winds KATHA Award at IFEX 2017

Negros Occidental Winds KATHA Award at IFEX 2017

Muy Bien Ventures owners Nancy Fernandez and Agnes Iida receives the KATHA Award from DTI USec. Nora K. Terrado and CITEM Executive Dir. Clayton Tugonon during the Networking Night of the 2017 IFEX at the World Trade Center, Pasay City.

Muy Bien’s Turmeric with Calamansi Juice won the Katha Award “Best New Product” (Beverage Category) at the 2017 IFEX (International Food Exhibition) held at the World Trade Center in Manila, last week.

The Katha Awards pays tribute to Philippine food products and food applications that satisfy three major criteria: packaging design, product innovation, and market demand & readiness.

The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental has been joining the IFEX event since 2013.

The province’s participation in trade fairs and exhibits provides opportunities for micro enterprises to meet with a number of buyers and to take on new markets, as well as launch products and conduct business.

For this year, 12 food producers/processors from the province joined the event showcasing products such as banana chips, smoked/dried fish, pineapple/guyabano pastillas, scallop kropek and squid pasta, pastries, herbal teas and muscovado sugar.

The event was organized by the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM-DTI) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture.*

Negros Occidental Winds KATHA Award at IFEX 2017

Panaad Posts P18.4M in sales

The nine-day celebration of the 24th Panaad sa Negros Festival posted a total sales of P18.4M or an increase of 72% from last year’s P10.7M.

The figures comprise the total generated income through LGU pavilions, organic agriculture fair, livestock and dairy fair, trade fair and exhibit, eco-garden show, bamboo village and food kiosks.

Reports showed that LGU pavilions have the highest sales amounting to P9.98 million. It is followed by food kiosks with P3.79 million; eco-garden show with P1.71 million; organic village with P1.55 million; and livestock and dairy fair with P1.34M.

The newly-established Bamboo Village garnered a total sales of P49, 836.

For LGUs alone, the City of Cadiz was the top grosser with total sales amounting to P1.31 million.*/CAPITOL NEWS