A Marianas High School student received last week a certificate of recognition after completing his training at the Joeten-Kiyu Public Library.
Christian Villanueva was a trainee from October to February at the CNMI's state library through MHS' Cooperative Education and Training Program.
JKPL's Erlinda Naputi said yesterday that she and Villanueva's supervisor, Ray Deleon Guerrero Jr., took Villanueva out for an appreciation luncheon on Friday at the 360 Revolving Restaurant where the student received his certificate.
Naputi said that during the training, Villanueva assisted library staff by re-shelving books and other materials according to the Dewey Decimal Classification used by JKPL.
She described the high school trainee as quiet but attentive, a fast learner, always ready to assist whenever needed, responsible, and reliable.
“We thanked him for having chosen the library as his training ground. He's been a great help,” Naputi told Saipan Tribune.
According to Naputi, JKPL has been partnering with MHS for the program, more commonly referred to as “Co-op” and is designed to prepare high school students for the job market by allowing participants to gain work experience at an off-campus institution.
The public library gets one to two Co-op trainees every semester.
“Through the training, we show the students how the library operates and what the staff does to encourage them to consider a career as a librarian in the future,” added Naputi.