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USAID-funded career development centre opens in Kabul

USAID-funded career development centre opens in Kabul

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Dec 29, 2015 - 16:03

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The 8th Career Development Centre has been inaugurated at the Shaheed Rabbani Educationinfo-icon University in Kabul under USAIDinfo-icon’s Afghanistaninfo-icon University Support and Workforce Development Programme.

Since the programme was launched last year, eight campus career centres have been built or refurbished across the country. The centres offer help in finding jobs to more than 85,000 students.

A statement from USAID said the centres taught undergraduates and graduates decision-making skills, job search strategies and ways to develop educational and career goals for their professional and academic pursuit.

Ameena, 23, is one of 135 students who have got an internship through a university career centre. As a senior medical student at Kabul Medical University, she attended 40 hours of skills training in resume and cover letter writing, social networking, job research and interview preparation.

Having got an internship as a first aid trainer with the Afghanistan Holding Group, she says: “I have never worked in an office environmentinfo-icon before. So interacting with each individual and managers at the training was a different experience altogether...”

USAID sponsors career centres at Kabul Polytechnic University, Kabul Medical University, Herat University, Balkh University, Kandahar University, Nangarhar University and Kabul University.

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