There are approximately 15 participants in each class, with each having its own professional instructor. The current group training at the Mansehra facility has already passed the Trade Test Board Peshawar technical exam for their respective fields with 100% pass rate.
The travel costs for participants who must travel daily to the Mansehra facility are covered and also a mid-day complimentary meal is provided. The training program consists of 33% theory training inside classrooms, 66% practical training in the training yards, and 1% confidence building (methods on how to gain employment and highlight their new skill sets to potential employers/customers). Graduates of the construction trades training and the skill development training receive tool kits related to their fields, which enhances their employability and capacity to become entrepreneurs. CWS-P/A works with graduates to help them find employment after graduation. This is accomplished by Mansehra staff members who have built up a network of employers in the region and continually search for new possibilities. With these skills, the graduates also have a greater capacity to work for the development of Afghanistan when they return, as some graduates are already doing.
The products that are being produced by the welding and woodworking classes are exceptional and demonstrate the standards that the training emphasizes; allowing for these skills to be used to generate an income. Some of the tailoring and embroidery pieces are on display at the Mansehra facility, which are also of excellent quality.