The Firestone Robber Plantation has graduated about 114 students in various skills under its Accelerated Learning and Skills Training Program on Friday July 1, 2016 at the Harbel Field House in Margibi County. Speaking on behalf of President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf at the ceremony, Liberia’s Airport Authority Managing Director Wil Bako Freeman congratulated and encouraged the graduating class that their skills learnt were timely and in the right direction.
“The skills you’ve learned in adult literacy, carpentry, and plumbing are among the much needed in the country today and will continue to enhance the growth and development of Liberia,” he averred.
He later thanked the Management of Firestone Liberia for their contribution through the Accelerated Learning and Skills Training Program and wished all the graduates productive careers. In a statement of appreciation, a member of the graduating class, Fatu Koeing lauded the Management of Firestone Liberia and appealed to the company for employment opportunities.
In her farewell message to the graduates, the institution’s Superintendent, Mrs. Zoë Davis-Traub, encouraged them to go out and serve .She further expressed thanks and appreciation to the Management of Firestone Liberia for supporting fully such laudable life training skills. “I am so grateful for what we’ve accomplished over the years with our students”. Recounting further, Madam Traub said she was particularly touched by a student who surprisingly left the program ahead of schedule but personally thanked her for the knowledge acquired.
Also making remarks at the graduation ceremony, the Human Resource & Social Services Director of Firestone Liberia Madam Winleta Aynn Henries congratulated the graduates and thanked ALP’s Administration for a job well done. She also recounted Firestone’s role and contribution to the program’s viability over the years of its existence and concluded that the Accelerated Learning and Skills Training Program of Firestone Liberia has become a resounding success.
The July 1, 2016 graduation exercises marked the 7th graduation program of the institution, which has graduated over one thousand seven hundred students. The students acquired skills in various disciplines, including carpentry, baking, tailoring and plumbing. The occasion was graced by the presence of Erzsebet Tamas, Controller, who participated in the presentation of certificates to the graduates, Patrick Rodrigo, Special Projects Manager, senior staffers of Firestone Liberia, relatives and friends of the graduates. Also in attendance was Margibi County Representative Ballah Zayzay. The occasion was climaxed by exhibitions and sales of products produced by students which included different breads, dresses, shirts, hats and gowns, among others.