Jerusalem – At the Cultural Palace in Ramallah, West Bank on August 5th, 234 Vocational Training Program (VTP) graduates, including 51 females, received accolades for their accomplishments in a place with limited job training programs for Palestinians.
The 65th graduating class of 2017 from both Vocational Training Centers (VTC) in Ramallah and in Beit Hanina, celebrated the completion of one or two-year programs in one of the following vocational tracks: telecommunications, auto-mechanics, carpentry, aluminum metalwork, electronics, catering, craft work, plumbing, and central heating.
According to the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Jerusalem website the VTP is a project that began in 1949 to fill a gap in vocational training within the Palestinian community.
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land’s Bishop Munib Younan is a board member of the VTC.
During the commencement, students were encouraged by speeches from Bishop Younan and LWF Jerusalem Representative The Rev. Mark Brown to use their newly acquired skills for the future of Palestine.
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