Vocational training for "hands on" careers is a part of many of ECM's programs for street youth, orphans & vulnerable youth, and victims of ritual servitude. Some youth are enrolled in vocational schools. Others learn by being apprenticed to a master worker in the trade they want to learn. Skills that our youth have learned are automotive body work, baking & catering, carpentry, dressmaking, electrical, hair dressing, and mechanical.
The vocational option may be chosen in cases where a youth is older and has missed a lot of school, or does not pass the state exams which allow students to go on academically, or simply because vocational skills best suit a youth's interests and God-given gifts. It has enabled many street youth to establish businesses, and some to have their own homes, to get married & start families.