Graduation ceremony for the trainees of the youth employment generation programme

14 Feb 2013

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Amman – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Ministry of Labor and Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, organised a graduation ceremony for the second group of trainees of the “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition Countries - Jordan Component” at the Al Hussein Youth City.

The “Youth Employment Generation Programme in Arab Transition Countries - Jordan Component” aims at responding to the escalating need to provide tools to address the unemployment challenge. In order to address the challenge of limited employability of the youth, the project provided selected youth (between aged 18 to 26 years) with needed skills for the labor market. The project also helped youth to seek job opportunities in the private sector, by providing internship opportunities to graduates of training courses.

It is implemented by UNDP in cooperation with the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Ministry of Labor, the Higher Council for Youth and All Jordan Commission and supported by the Government of Japan.

The sixty five trainees graduated today have participated in specialized training programmes and workshops that provided them with the necessary experience and skills that would enhance their employability access to opportunities, including basic skills training and on the job training with the aim at retaining most of the interns in their workplace after the internship period.

The graduation ceremony was attended by Dr. Musa Khalaf, representing The Ministry of Labor, Dr. Mukhallad Al-Omari, representing the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation, Mr. Aref Ishaiqat, representing The Higher Council for Youth, Mr. Hazem Al Fouqaha’, representing All Jordan Youth Commission, Mr. Toshiki Okachi, representing the Embassy of Japan and Ms. Zena Ali-Ahmad, representing UNDP.