Ramie M. Losaria, 19, from Lambunao, Iloilo, studied caregiving to follow the footsteps of his mother. But due to financial constraints, he had to quit and stay at home to look after his 105-year-old grandmother and two nephews. His mother is the family’s breadwinner but as she is aging, Ramie had to find a job.
When he saw the announcement for the JobStart Program registration on one of the schools in their town, Ramie immediately took the opportunity. Now, Ramie is a technical trainee at Tibiao Bakery and is making the burger and hotdog buns for one of the country’s biggest fastfood chain. He earns money through the training and is currently able to support his family. By taking this opportunity, Ramie was able to bring relief to his mother.
“My mother quit her job when she learned that I was already working. She’s able to rest and I am thankful to JobStart for this opportunity," he said. Ramie also shared that through JobStart, he learned to manage his finances and time and gained selfconfidence. He is able to separate personal matters from work and learned how to deal with coworkers along with their varying personalities.