The eleven-month intensive training program held in computer technology was climaxed with a well attended ceremony on Saturday, December 14, in the courtyard of the school.
In a special statement, the publisher and managing director of the Daily Observer newspaper, Kenneth Y. Best, promised to bring the people of Crozierville and its surroundings advanced computer training as well as an adult literacy program.
“With the cooperation of our friend, the Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA) of Liberia, we will launch the advanced computer training and the adult literacy program very soon,” Mr. Best told the gathering.
According to him, the two distinct training programs will be hosted on the theme, “Each One Teach One,” which would “help you prepare yourselves for the job market.”
He added that acquired computer knowledge is being used by many people to transform lives in other parts of the country; including the Township of Crozierville.
One of the sponsors of ATCS computer-training program, Rocheforte Weeks, called on Liberian youths to help bring about the necessary transformation to the nation through the learning of computer science and other skills.
According to Mr. Weeks, the youths can transform the country by taking up the challenge to prepare themselves through attaining knowledge.
Following the certification of the graduates, Mr. Weeks urged the youth of Crozierville to take advantage of education for self-empowerment, adding that the computer skills acquired will help them achieve their goals.
At the occasion, the Commissioner of Crozierville, Mr. Jones Thorpe, appealed to the government to train people in their respective communities to meet up with the challenges of the job market.
According to Mr. Thorpe, the transfer of people from one community to another for jobs was a serious problem affecting the rebuilding process of the country.
He then expressed gratitude to those who supported the training program, graduates, and executive staff of the computer-training program for their efforts toward the success of the township of Crozierville.
He further admonished students of the ATCS computer-training program to remain resilient in their quest to acquire sound computer knowledge.
The marketing manager of the Daily Observer newspaper, Bai Best, also spoke on the importance of computer skills to the new graduates. He called on them to be focused as they go about acquiring computer skills. He cautioned them not to only be convinced by the act of typing, which he said was not all to acquiring computer knowledge.
He further called the graduates to take advantage of the various computer applications to easily access information through the use of the internet.
The IT specialist and coordinator of the computer-training program, Yarkpai Keller, thanked the YMCA and the Weeks family for their contributions in empowering the youths of Crozierville.
Mr. Keller said courses offered in computer science included an introduction to computer system, Microsoft office packages, which also included ms-access, ms-word, and data base creation and management tools as beginner courses for the training program.