The Business and Domestic Occupational Training Center or BDOTC is expected to put out 205 graduates today, Wednesday 1 March in its 12th graduation exercise at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center or MVTC in Paynesville.
A press release issued in Monrovia says Vice President Joseph N. Boakai is expected to serve as keynote speaker at the event during which 205 trainees are due to be certificated in various courses.
The release says the trainees have undergone 12 months of intensive classroom training and two months of internship at several business institutions.
BDOTC which is adjacent the Samuel Kanyon Doe Sports Complex in Paynesville, is one of the training arms of the Ministry of Youth and Sports or MYS.
The institution was established in 1975 during the regime of Liberia’s 19th president, Dr. William R. Tolbert Jr. to provide skills
training to especially underprivileged and high school dropouts, adolescent girls, and disadvantaged women.
The center runs a one-year specialized theoretical and practical certificate course, both in the morning and afternoon, offering
beneficiaries employable and sustainable skills in the fields of housekeeping, waiter or waitress services, baking, cookery, beauty
culture, braiding and weaving, tailoring, event decoration and front office management.
Activities marking the institution’s 12th graduation exercises began Sunday, February 26, with Bishop Dr. Stephen Benda of the United Pentecostal Church calling on Liberians to ask God to bless the works of their hands.
“Qualify yourself in order to live a happy life and not to be a Bagger … “that is what education is”, he said. – Press release