finance & economy

400 youths join vocational skills training program in Khartoum

December 12, 2021

(SUNA) - A new journey in the life of 400 youths has just started by joining the vocational skills training program funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Khartoum, in partnership with the Supreme Council for Human Development and Labor (SCHDL).

The Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship Centers (VTECs) of Haj Yousef and Halfaya are organizing the training courses.

Haj Yousef VTEC started training 180 youths on automotive, car electricity, general electricity, computer operations, technical English, entrepreneurship and business management skills.

Whereas additional 220 youths joined at Halfaya VTEC and started the courses in welding and sheet metal works, mobile repair, beauty and hair care, food and beverage production, computer operations and entrepreneurship and business management skills.

Training duration will be two months.

During the opening ceremony of the training program, UNIDO Chief Technical Advisor Mr. Ram Kishore Singh addressed the students and advised them to be punctual and maximize use of the time to improve their technical and business management skills.

The Haj Yousef and Halfaya VTECs Directors thanked the EU and UNIDO for funding the training activities and capacity development of the VTECs. They informed the students about the courses’ rules and regulations and asked them to respect personal and Covid safety protocols.

This initiative is part of the “Employment and entrepreneurship development for migrant youth, refugees, asylum seekers and host communities in Khartoum State”. The Project is funded by the European Union (EU) under the Regional Development and Protection Program (RDPP) which aims “to enhance employment opportunities and stimulate entrepreneurship among unemployed youth including migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and host communities in Khartoum State”.


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