District 4 Lawmaker urges home arts trainees
Representative of District #4 in Montserrado County has called on trainees of the Better Tomorrow Home Arts and Cosmetology School (BTHACS) to expose their acquired skills and talents to achieve their full potential.
Representative Rustolyn Suacoco Dennis, made the statement at the second exhibition of processed food and clothes that included men’s and women’s shirts and dresses.
At the exhibition, the trainees gave presentations on the various departments of the BTHACS and the production processes of the various merchandise on display for sale in order to generate funds for the effective running of the vocational institution.
Rep. Dennis pointed out that vocational and technical education are key drivers that would ensure solid job creation and drastically reduce unemployment in the country. She underscored the need for Liberians to shift their focus to the attainment of vocational and technical education in an effort to accelerate the kind of development and progress that the nation anticipates in the years to come.
She also added that plans are underway to add the institution through the national budget to assist the BTHACS that would in turn ensure the effective running of the school in the years to come.
Rep. Dennis warned Liberians against tearing down one another and urged them to consider as critical the empowerment of Liberians through professional skills training in short, medium and long term business enterprises.
Shedding light on the trade and commerce of the nation, Rep. Dennis regretted the dominance by foreigners over most of the business enterprises in the country.
“It is indeed disheartening to note foreigners have taken over the mining of gold and diamonds and we need as Liberians to invest in the mining sector of our country,” Rep. Dennis noted, further stressing the need to acquire the requisite skills provide the platform for competition and effective management and the realization of genuine profits in any business endeavor.
Rep. Dennis recounted that women account for sixty percent of the workforce but there are gaps in terms of employment and other socioeconomic empowerment in the country.
Rep. Dennis assured the staff and managers of BTHACS of her moral and financial support for the overall running of the institution.
Madam Dennis urged Liberians to work together in the various communities in order to realize development and improvement at the grassroots level of the country.
Besides, she added that acquiring the requisite skills opens many doors of opportunities and urged the trainees to live above reproach and complacency in their search for a successful life.
Inclosing, Rep. Dennis presented LD$10,000.00 to the BTHACS administration, intended to buttress the sale of the processed and prepared food and clothes organized by the outgoing trainees for the past several months.
In remarks, community leaders and stakeholders of Soul Clinic admonished the trainees and managers of the BTHACS to take advantage of the skills acquired and return to their private and public places and make genuine difference.
In a special statement, the chief sponsor of the BTHACS, Mr. Gabriel S. Flaboe Sr., assured the trainees and staff that in two weeks, work on the completion of the extended building will be enhanced at the institution.
Mr. Flaboe extended thanks and appreciation to all those that had supported and continue to make financial and moral contributions to the upliftment of the BTHACS over the years.