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WIA Participants Complete Work Training at NMC (May 9, 2011)

Fifteen individuals were recently recognized by the Northern Marianas College and the Workforce Investment Agency (WIA) for completing the Basic Workforce Development Skills Training. The training on developing basic workforce skills was facilitated by NMC’s Community Development Institute (CDI).

The individuals who completed the training make up the ninth cohort and the second batch of WIA participants to complete this year. The individuals are Jacin P. Ayuyu, Joseph P. Camacho, Francheda Lynn P. Delos Reyes, Kintirino Elieisar, Gwenavere D. Emiliano, Rushelle M. Gatchalian, Relihna R. Iakopus, Vicente A. Iriarte, Kathleen Joyce R. Lamorena, Azalea Keith M. Lanuza, Akira A. Nedlic, Shane L. Pua, Verlyn A. Santos, Primo Jebehn, and Jennalmae Palacios Borja.

The Basic Workforce Development Skills Training consists of courses that are designed to improve individual knowledge and specific skills. These short-term courses are geared around actual workforce needs and are based on course surveys, community need assessments, and employer interviews.

WIA is a federal program designed to meet the needs of businesses, job seekers, and others who want to further their careers through employment training. Upon completing training at NMC, many of the participants are referred to various businesses in both the public and private sectors.

CDI is a program under the NMC Division of Community Programs and Services (COMPASS) and has been providing a range of specialized academic courses, non-traditional courses, customized training, outreach and extended program services, personal enrichment, and community-based learning that are accessible and affordable to the general public.

For more information regarding programs and services offered by CDI, visit their office at the NMC As Terlaje campus in Building P, or contact them at 234-5498 ext. 1010. You may also send an email to CDI Program Manager Les Ogumoro-Uludong at [email protected] or log on to

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