ONE hundred thirteen scholars have completed the Contact Center Services National Certificate (NC) II and Medical Billing and Coding Specialist Course at the Negros Occidental Language and Information Technology Center (NOLITC) in Bacolod City recently.
Of the number, 18 graduates of Medical Billing and Coding Course passed the American Medical Certification Association Exam, with 100 percent passing rate.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson urged the graduates to remain focused and not let any distractions hinder them from realizing their potential.
In a message delivered by Executive Assistant Charina Magallanes-Tan, the governor stressed that the world has modernized immensely but the old school truth remains that there is no shortcut to success.
"Discipline and hard work remain to be the benchmark of success in any endeavor," he added.
Fifth District Board Member Agustin Ernesto Bascon said the Provincial Government is doing its best to alleviate poverty by educating young Negrenses and helping them get employment after graduation.
Bascon, who chairs the committee on education of the Provincial Board, said he is collaborating with the Office of Fifth District Representative Ma. Lourdes Arroyo-Lesaca for additional scholarship fund to enable the center to cater to more scholars.
For part, NOLITC Vocational School Administrator Ma. Cristina Orbecido said government programs will succeed through collaboration and engagement of all sectors.
Orbecido also thanked the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) and all industry-partners for doing development work for the Negrense youth.
She encouraged the graduates to give back to the community and support the provinces' seven-point agenda.
Also present during the culmination were Tesda Specialist Jason Gerona, Ubiquity Global Services Sourcing Associate Nesi Joy Ordonio, ARB Call Facilities Sourcing Associate Jeru Mijares and Panasiatic Call Center Solutions Recruitment Manager Alain Pilar. (EPN)