By Abubakarr Harding
The JTI Capital School of Business and Behavioral Excellence for Skill Development Training held its Certification Programme on the 10TH September, 2022 at the YMCA Hall on Wesley Street in Freetown, for students who went through a three month intensive training course.
In the welcome address, Denis Idriss, expressed gratitude to the guests and the graduating students for gracing the occasion adding that it will be a momentous day in their lives as they have completed what they started further admonishing them to put into practice what they have learnt.
Brima Bah, one of the tutors of the JIT Capital School of Business and Behavioral Excellence for Skill Development Training intimated that the educational institution is a private entity set up to offer various business and training skills programmes.
He revealed how it is the first training program done so far by the entity encompassing hair dressing, cosmetics, hospitality, massaging etc. adding that the skills they have acquired can be used in different institutions to blend their technical ideas together with the personal development aspect adding that the business ideas they have acquire will help them to establish their own businesses.
The Tutor furthered that in the case where they have to work for others, they were also trained on character management, critical thinking, self development and the skills that should enable them to become much better than just knowing the traditional skills.
He said 200 ambitious young people opted for the programme but after short listing, the number was dropped to 100 adding that because the training was intensive the number reduced to 50 students but stated that 48 students would be certified because they completed the training program. He stated that the programme was free and supported by the JIT Capital Group adding that the training program will continue and encourage young people to get onboard as such will help them to develop.
Madam Ramatu Kondeh, one of the graduates, trained as a massage therapist, expressed her gratitude to the Management of JTI Capital School of Business and Behavioral Excellence for Skill Development Training for offering her the opportunity to acquire a useful skill.
She explained that she dropped out from school but can now boast of having learnt something beneficial and went on to call on other young girls not to sit idly by but rather to acquire vocational skills to better themselves.