Upskilling in a Crisis: ANCOP’s Technical Training Reopens


After a long wait, unemployed folks willing to upskill despite an ongoing crisis can now rejoice.

CFC ANCOP Global Foundation, Inc. (CAGFI) in partnership with DMCI (Technical Training Center) Homes resumed its 10-day Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) on March 8, teaching scaffolding skills to 30 men, after year-long community restrictions in Metro Manila because of COVID-19.

“They are looking forward to upgrade themselves. They are excited for the learnings because most of them used to just mix cement,” shared Ritchie Roberto, CAGFI marketing and, LRT2 BETA Site Office, Masinag, Antipolo City.


He added: “It’s so heartwarming because they’re happy and it’s obvious that they want to learn.”

Most of the participants, who will be immediately hired by DMCI after training, are nearing the end of their contracts, some having worked in construction for as long as 6 years, with a few fairly new to the work.

Graduates of the training, which ended on March 19, will also undergo a 30-day on- the-job-training while enjoying benefits like allowances, coverage of training-related expenses, as well as values formation.

*Buzzing with excitement. This is how the vibe at ANCOP and DMCI’s recent skills training could have been described, as 30 men learned masonry, scaffolding and carpentry skills

More masonry, carpentry, and scaffolding trainings will be organized in Valenzuela, Antipolo, and Batangas this year.

For more details on how to apply for the training, interested parties may send a message to the CFC ANCOP Facebook page or visit the website at


CAGFI Livelihood-TVET Program is currently funding 600 trainees, who will be included in DMCI’s manpower requirement for 2,000 skilled workers. CAGFI Livelihood-TVET Coordinator Ado Caspe said it’s helping more people survive on their own like “teaching a man to fish.”

*Another blessing! Despite community restrictions, CAGFI got the ANCOP USA-funded brand new Mobile Training Center trucks blessed last March 4

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