With the approval of its Central Administration, the Iglesia Ni Cristo (Church Of Christ) recently launched the CFO Technical and Vocational Program (CFO TechVoc) in the ecclesiastical districts in Western Visayas.
First unveiled in various districts in Central Luzon provinces, CFO Techvoc is a livelihood-oriented learning program under the direct supervision of the Christian Family Organizations Office.
Delegates from Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo North, Iloilo South, Bacolod City, Negros Occidental; Kabankalan City, Negros Occidental; and Valladolid, Negros Occidental gathered on September 10, 2022 at the house of worship of the Local Congregation of Iloilo City, Iloilo South for the program’s launching ceremony in their respective districts.
Conceptualized by the CFO Office in partnership with the New Era University-Center for Community Extensions and Linkages (NEU-CCEL), the CFO TechVoc intends to provide training and development for technical and vocational skills to Church members and nonmembers alike, toward having a stable and gainful employment.
The program offers short term courses on AutoCAD, baking, caregiving, carpentry, fine arts, and graphic design, among others, completion of which qualify one for the National Certificate and Trainers Methodology Certificate issued by the Philippine government.
During the launching ceremony, Brother Joseph S. Amarille, minister of the gospel assigned at the CFO Office in the Central Office, delivered a Bible-based lecture emphasizing God’s great plans for His true servants who uphold obedience to all of His commandments as they strive for their daily needs.
Afterwards, Brother Jaimar Dan C. Orosa, CFO liaison officer to the NEU, discussed the role of the CFO and the NEU in the program, and Brother Rodel Vitales, NEU-CCEL Director, the project mechanics. Brother Rowel Rillera, Director of NEU-Technical Education and Skills Development Center (TESDC) informed the attendees about the recruitment of more teachers for the NEU-TESDC.
“Through this program, the Church Administration helps improve the lives of brethren,” said Brother Azriel M. Pelaez, Iloilo South District supervising minister. “With the many opportunities it offers comes the livelihood assistance we’re all but seeking.” — With reports from INC News Section