A 3- month long vocational skills training project dubbed “Somalia Emergency Assistance And Early Market Recovery (SEAM) program sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by the Mercy Corps has seen a total of 30 youth trainees benefitting from the TVETs project and subsequently graduating.
The 30 trainees acquired skills such as Masonry, Electrical and Tailoring in the “New Livelihood provision of technical vocational skills training project in Kismayu District, the Jubbaland regional state of Somalia.The trainees were also equiped with start up materials during the closing ceremony.Mercy corps Program Manager urged the graduates to use the items provide and utalize their skills.
Speaking during the graduation ceremony of the 30 TVEt trainees at the ⁰Kismayu Youth Training Centre, the vocational skills Departmental head at the Jubbaland Ministry of Education and Higher Learning Ahmed Aweis urged the trainees to transfer the skills gained from the skills training to the job market and use to the maximum the various tools of trade given to them after during their graduation.
” The skills training was meant to benefit the youths and equip them with the necessary skills to help them work thrive in the expanding competitive job industry. The trainees should exploit well what they learnt and they should at all times be good custodians of the equipments awarded”, Ahmed Faraha Ali Aweis
Ahmed called on the concerned non-governmental organizations to continue to support the empowerment of youths in Jubbaland state adding that this would reduce the huge gap difference in the number of youths engaged in the vocational sector in the region.
BY OSMAN HUSSEIN ALI