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Jobseekers complete training course

Jobseekers complete training course

May 09, 2013 - 16:05

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): As many as 160 mid-level jobseekers received graduation certificates after completing training programmes in project management, business communications and employability skills, USAIDinfo-icon said on Thursday.

Funded by US agency, the demand-driven programmes were conducted in Kabul by the private sector training organisation Afghanistaninfo-icon Financial Services (AFS), supported by Afghanistan Workforce Development Programme (AWDP).

A statement from USAID said the goal of the Afghanistan Workforce Development Programme was to increase job placements and wages for 25,000 Afghans through access to technical and business educationinfo-icon and training, job placement support services.

It added the programme provided grants and technical assistance in major Afghan cities including Kabul, Herat, Mazar-i-Sharif, Jalalabad, Kandahar and Kunduz. It is implemented in close cooperation with the Ministry of Education (MoE).

Stressing the importance of the programme, AWDP Deputy Director Salem Helali said: “AWDP’s model for short-term trainings based on demand from private sector moves employment for mid-level Afghans to the center stage.

“Afghanistan’s private sector needs qualified mid-level officers and managers to thrive and lead the economy of the country,” he said.

A minimum of 25 percent of all AWDP trainees are womeninfo-icon. The training providers are committed to ensuring that at least 70 percent of the jobseekers gain employment and current employees receive a promotion or salary increase.

Walid Gulban, one of the graduates, said: “This training was very important for my career development, professional ethics and life in general. I learned how to be an effective communicator, a good presenter and an active team member.”


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