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11 Individuals Complete Entrepreneurship Training through CWA and NMC (October 21, 2013)

The Northern Marianas College’s Community Development Institute (CDI) recently presented certificates of completion to eleven individuals who successfully completed the “Basic Work Skills and Entrepreneurship” training facilitated by CDI and the CNMI Women’s Association (CWA).

The aim of the training was to help prepare the participants as they enter the workforce by assisting them to improve their skills and enhance their knowledge. Various topics were covered including communication in the workplace, work etiquette, time and stress management, resume writing, job interviewing techniques, and entrepreneurship training.

The 11 participants, who received certificates at the conclusion of the training, are Josephine Kapileo, Cecil Kileleman, Cai Lockhart, Joaquina Mendiola, Cecile Katricia Nogis, Patroicinia Pua, Maria Saures, Thapa Sushila, Alyssa Tenorio, Debra Teregeyo, and Jordina Walker.

“We are glad to be part of the CNMI Women's Association's efforts to give women in the community more educational and professional development opportunities," said Acting CDI Director, Floyd Masga. "We are also glad to be of assistance to the eleven women, who completed this training, as they continue to work toward their personal and professional goals."

This training was funded by the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded to the CNMI Women’s Association (CWA) by the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs (DCCA).

The CNMI Women’s Association was officially established on April 13, 2011, with the vision of having all women fully engaged in the political, economic, and social development of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. To realize that vision, CWA strives to empower women to become successful leaders in their own families and the communities they are a part of.

The association is currently led by the following board members: Chair Felicidad Ogumoro, Vice Chair Jovita Taimanao, Secretary Juanita Mendiola, Treasurer Debra Inos, and Erna Ngirongor and Florine M. Hofschneider, who manage the daily operations of the organization.

CDI is a program that offers specialized courses and customized trainings in order to meet both the professional development and personal enrichment needs of the community.

For more information about NMC’s Community Development Institute, contact the CDI Office 237-6808/6809/6810 or email CDI program manager, Les Ogumoro-Uludong, at [email protected].

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