This Tuesday, April 25, a total of 650 young people who were trained in nine courses taught by the School of Specialization for Construction of the Municipal Works Directorate (DOM) received their diplomas as part of the first promotion of this center of training.
The director of the DOM, Álvaro O’Byrne, pointed out that they are in the process of starting the second day of courses at the School of Specialization for Construction on a national scale to continue offering opportunities to more young people.
«Among the most outstanding courses this first quarter were courses on electricity, machine operators, and drywall installation, all in the western part of the country. Also, the topography, which, by the way, seven students in this specialty are working on improving the street that goes from the Bramadero detour, in Joateca, to the El Mozote farmhouse detour, in Arambala,” said O’ Byrne.
For his part, the Minister of Defense, Francis Merino Monrroy, pointed out that as part of phase II of the Territorial Control Plan called Oportunidades, the Armed Forces joined in providing the installed capacities through the training of young graduates of the specialization school.
In addition, he pointed out that this allows young people to be given the formative spaces for their integral development.
“It was through instructors from the Engineer Command that the military institution trained the young graduates. The second phase of the Territorial Control Plan: Opportunities is that it will come to open that gap and generate those conditions so that all Salvadoran youths do not have excuses for falling into the hands of crime again, “explained Minister Monrroy.
It is worth mentioning that this first promotion began training in nine courses on January 3 in the 14 departmental capitals of the national territory.
«It helps us a lot for the future, learning new things. I took the electrician course, something new that I wanted to learn for my life and for new job opportunities. These actions seem good for young people, so that they see new things and not like in the past,” said Edwin Orellana, one of the young beneficiaries.
While Sonia Hernández, a young person who also benefited from said project, expressed that “This is going to benefit all the youth. I trained in drywall installation. These are projects that haven’t happened before. It helps us learn new things that, before, we as women were not supported by”.