After three months of learning in the Vocational Training Center (VTC), in early April 2013, a final test consisting of theory and practical sections was administered to measure the students’ achievement in gaining knowledge learned in the VTC Third Term. For 2 weeks, 161 students took the test and the result was that a total of 120 students out of 161 students passed and received certificates. This means that graduation rate of this term is 75%.
Registration for VTC Fourth Term has already opened to receive as many enthusiastic students as possible, because we don’t want to waste much time. The VTC Fourth Term consists of 6 English classes, 6 computer classes, 4 sewing classes and 1 hospitality class and has so far received the registration of around 253 students. Thanks for help of our GlobalGiving friends, Priscilla Hall Memorial Foundation (PHMF) and also the deceased Gerald Chalem from the USA who left a bequest for YUM in his will to help us open more classes up in this term. Hopefully we can always deliver the best results for those who have helped YUM’s VTC program and not only improve disadvantaged youth’s skills and knowledge to face the working world but also to contribute in reducing the unemployment rate.
As a beginning and as a morale-booster for the VTC Fourth Term, we held a competition between the students to design a new logo and slogan for VTC. Through the competition we hoped that the students will feel as if they are a true part of the VTC and will derive a sense of belonging. We also needed the new logo and slogan for the VTC’s new sign. In 2 days, around 11 students will compete to design the VTC logo and slogan in their computer classes. After having the design, we choose 2 winners—1 winner for the best logo and 1 winner for the best slogan and then we will combine those designs. Finally the VTC will get a new look!
Acep Rahmat, the winner of the VTC Logo describes that his logo consists of a series of letters which are edited in such a way as to produce a logo that is attractive and easy to remember, while the font color is chosen to coincide with the YUM logo;
In regards to his creation, Yayang Firman, the winner of VTC Slogan describes VTC as;
VTC is a place to learn Fast because there are only have 3 months lessons but it gives a lot of knowledge and skill, and Easy because VTC gives a simple but rich method that’s so easily adapted by the students.
With the new logo and slogan, the VTC has a new spirit with which to run the Fourth Term and hopefully we will always be able to give the best for those in need! Thank you for all you do.
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