UNDP celebrates the graduation of youth from an intensive vocational training programmeDec 26, 2014
UNDP celebrated the graduation of 134 young men and women who successfully completed an intensive training program in production and assembly lines training as well as in heating and ventilation training. A total of 30 young women from the municipality of Al- Salhyia and Sabha in Mafraq Governorate received the training in addition to 30 young women from the governorate of Irbid. A total of 23 young men from Irbid Governorate received training on heating and ventilation and another 46 from Mafraq Governorate received the same training.
The graduation ceremony took place at the Generations For Peace Hall at Al Hussein Youth City in partnership with the Jordan Career Foundation (JCEF).
The training program comes within the context of the ""Mitigating the Impact of the Syrian Refugee Crisis on Jordanian Vulnerable Host Communities" project funded by the Government of Japan. The training program aims to provide sustainable employment opportunities for Jordanian youth living in the most affected areas by the Syrian Crises. This training program has been designed through a comprehensive approach based on the job market needs and demands assessment.
On behalf of the UNDP Country Director, Majida Al Assaf, the programme Manager attended the graduation event and congratulated the participants and said: "The training program was designed based on the needs of the labor market as well as to meet with the social and economic conditions of the young women and men, they were equipped with the needed skills that shall support them to find jobs" she also added: "We celebrate all of you today and we look forward to further cooperation between the public and private sectors to help increase employment opportunities to youth."
For her part Ghadeer Khafsh, Director General of JCEF stressed the importance of the Jordanian employment strategic partnership with the United Nations Development Programme, which aims to equip young Jordanian with life skills and vocational training to bridge the gap between the job market and the required skills". She also expressed her gratitude for the young women who were committed to the training courses which will advance their important role in developing their communities.
The graduates expressed their gratitude to the UNDP for providing such training programs that contribute to find job opportunities and end poverty.