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VMMC Employees Cooperative sponsors Scented and Decorative Candle Making Seminar

In its desire to provide members with additional knowledge and skills to empower themselves and encourage them to have additional source of income, the Veterans Memorial Medical Center Employees’ Cooperative (VMMCEC), in collaboration with the Skill Power Institute Inc. (SPI)/ Negoskwela successfully held an enterpreneural livelihood seminar entitled “Scented and Decorative Candle Making Seminar” at the Fullon Hall on October 10, 2019.

The one-day seminar was organized by the Education and Training Committee of the VMMC Employees Cooperative and attended by thirty-four (34) employees from the different departments, divisions and sections of the Medical Center.

Ms. Roxanne B. Arcilla of the Negoskwela served as Resource Speaker of the livelihood training seminar. The seminar consisted mainly of actual demonstration and short lectures to enable the participants to quickly learn the techniques and develop skills on how to make scented and decorative candles. Various materials, tools and equipment were also made available to the participants making their hands-on training a delightful and gratifying experience.

During the workshop proper, the class was divided into two groups. Each group was personally mentored by Ms. Arcilla monitoring their progress in every stage of candle-making. At the end of the one-day training/seminar, the finished products of the class were nicely arranged and lined up on the table in front  for the appreciation of the participants and the resource person as well. Certificates of completion were distributed to the participants afterwards.

This livelihood seminar/training workshop was the first to be undertaken this year by the  Education and Training Committee. Several training workshops are scheduled to be conducted before the year ends.