Building skills for employability through training: Gains and challenges
Annie Fritce A Aballe DBM, Ariel E San Jose
In response to it social responsibility, the College of Hospitality Education of the University of Mindanao conducted short training courses for the out-of-school-youth in Matina Pangi, Davao City in 2010 and 2011. The purpose of the program was to equip the participants with knowledge and skills for their future endeavor. Three modules were taught: housekeeping, commercial cooking and food beverage services. In particular, this research was conducted to find out what were the experiences of the participants in the program; to determine the success of the program; to know the participantsí insights; and to know the viability of the extension activity. Results revealed that the participants learned techniques and acquired knowledge and skills. They applied these in their daily lives and gave them competitive edge for employment and for business. They were happy, exuberant, and satisfied and wanted the University to continue similar program for others to learn.