by: Ida Mandinyenya
Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Social Responsibility |
“In 2012, I became a MicroSourcing scholar where I learned that sharing not only means giving something of monetary value but also time, talents, and skills. Today, I became a Careers Program Batch 5 graduate and I would like to say thank you to MicroSourcing for giving me this wonderful opportunity. As a child of a banana farmer, I am humbled by what MicroSourcing is doing in our communities.” - Careers Program Batch 5 Graduate
Last September 19, 11 youth celebrated the conclusion of the Careers Program, a flagship impact sourcing initiative that creates employment opportunities in the outsourcing sector for unemployed youth.
Graduation Day was an opportunity to celebrate this milestone and give thanks to everyone who helped make the program a success. Faidah Cayongcat, Emily Malibago, and Andréa Imbert from Virlanie Foundation; Shiela Mira and Michelle Balce from Payatas Orione Foundation; and Théodora Esanou from Life Project for Youth (LP 4Y) joined the Graduation Day. MicroSourcing Account Managers, Supervisors, and volunteer mentors also attended the event.
Liza Inciong, VP of Human Resources, opened the ceremony with an overview of MicroMissions, the CSR arm of MicroSourcing, and the successes of the Careers Program. She congratulated the graduates and gave thanks to their trainers, supervisors, and non-profit organization partners for their rewarding contributions.
The program began in June with a MicroSourcing University-designed classroom-type training course. This was facilitated by Communications Trainer Lesley Ordinario and the modules covered include Grammar and Accent Basics, Prepositions, Verb Tenses, Regular & Irregular Verbs, Rules of Subject-Verb Agreement, Effective Communication, US, Canadian, and Australian Culture, Email Writing, Customer Service, Budget Management, Dress for Success, Resume Writing, Preparing for a Job Interview, and Computer Basics (MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and MS Excel).
At the end of the training, the youth were immersed in real-life work experience with client and internal department partners for two months. During this time, they were assigned with customer service, data analyst, and administrative assistant roles.
Congratulations Careers Program Batch 5!