One hundred young students who come from disadvantaged backgrounds will graduate today with credentials in technical support and English conversation thanks to scholarships from the Municipalidad de San José.
The municipality invested a total of 250 million colons for these youth to finish the program, which began in 2010. That is about $500,000.
It is the hope that these students will be able to get jobs that otherwise would not have been possible without the training.
“An important thing to note is that this program is a model of social mobility which allows this youth population to overcome poverty by acquiring training to move into productive areas of the country,” said a release. “Without it these young people would have no other opportunity of self-improvement and personal development.”
Graduation is at 10 a.m. in the Complejo Recreativo of the San José municipal building.