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Participants graduate from JEFE-USAID job placement programme

By JT - Jan 02,2018 - Last updated at Jan 02,2018

Graduates from Jordan Education for Employment and USAID supported job placement programme pose for a group photo recently (Photo courtesy of Jordan Education for Employment)

AMMAN — Jordan Education for Employment (JEFE) and USAID, through their Jordan Competitiveness Programme, on Sunday held a graduation ceremony for participants of the USAID supported job placement programme at Amman Marriott Hotel, according to a JEFE statement.

The programme, which was launched in December 2015, placed around 600 new graduates in private sector job opportunities related to their field of study, the statement said.

As part of the placement programme, JEFE led 26 training sessions to better prepare the new graduates for the Jordanian job market. 

Training topics included resume writing, interview techniques and networking skills. The programme also engaged human resources professionals from a range of private-sector companies, offering opportunities for them to meet with and mentor participants. These opportunities included 25 job fairs attended by a number of leading corporations from diverse sectors. 

USAID’s Jordan Competitiveness Programme Chief of Party Wissam Rabadi congratulated the graudates.  Their success “was positive proof that, with the right skills and determination, Jordanian students can translate their degrees into gainful employment—benefitting themselves, their families, and their country,” the statement quoted Rabadi as saying.  

For her part, Chief Executive Officer Ghadeer Khuffash said that “JEFE is proud of its partnership with USAID in implementing this influential project". 

 

"With USAID’s support, we were able to help bridge the gap between employers’ needs and fresh graduates’ skills through training 853 beneficiaries, of whom more than 600 were placed in full-time jobs. We could not have made such a meaningful impact without the support of USAID’s Jordan Competitiveness Programme and the commitment of our team and highly skilled graduates," Khuffash was quoted in the statement as saying.

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