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423 youth graduate from UNICEF supported vocational training

By JT - May 10,2018 - Last updated at May 10,2018

AMMAN — The first batch of students supported by a UNICEF scholarship on Wednesday graduated from the technical and vocational training programme at Luminus Education, in a ceremony attended by representatives from the Ministry of Labour and the Canadian embassy, and the ambassador of Kuwait, a UNICEF statement said.

Thirty-three per cent of young people in Jordan are currently economically inactive and many have limited opportunities to engage. UNICEF is helping youth reach their full potential through its Amaluna Youth Economic Engagement programme, which targets 30,000 youth to receive quality vocational training programmes proven to successfully transition them to the labour market.

The graduates were part of a pilot project targeting 500 vulnerable young people in Jordan — half of them women — including Syrian refugees, aged between 16-30 years.

Training modules include cosmetology, plumbing, hospitality, catering and food processing, garment manufacture, customer care and call centre operation. 

In addition to the education and skills training, all graduates have access to employment opportunities through public-private partnerships, with 36 per cent of the 423 graduates having already accessed employment.

 

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