Going Places

PHOTO 6A word to the wise: Life is short and it is something that should not be put to waste.

That is why Leonell Henry Lim, 29, grabs every opportunity that comes his way to make his life better and excel in his chosen career.

Nell, as he is fondly called, is a graduate of CADD (Computer-aided design and drafting) Operator’s Course in ATC (ACTEC-TESDA-CITE) Training Center.

“It was my only chance to get employed after graduating from Badian,” he proclaimed.

Nell was grateful to be included in the 26th batch of scholars who were sponsored by the Association for Cultural, Technical & Educational Cooperation (ACTEC), a Belgium-based NGO that supports vocational training project for the marginalized sector in developing countries. ACTEC helped set up now-called CITE Training Center from the groundwork.

After saving up some money from his first job, he finally finished a course in Computer Engineering which he began taking up in 2003.

At present, he is working at Detecon Al Saudia Company Ltd. in KSA as a technical support assistant. His company deals with the maintenance of all telecommunications network of Saudi Telecom Company, the biggest in Saudi Arabia.


“My job builds up my confidence and teaches me to interact with different types of people,” he said.

Nell stops at nothing to hone his skills. He attends in-house training and updates himself with the latest CAD software. Being a graduate of short course in ATC gave him a head start to achieve his full potential. ⊗