WAMCO to train 29 youths under an apprenticeship program

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony held between Waste Management Corporation Limited (WAMCO) and Youth Ministry on December 8, 2021. (Photo/WAMCO)

Waste Management Corporation Limited (WAMCO) has decided to conduct a special apprentice program for youths, for the purpose of providing an opportunity for youths to gain training and experience in a work environment.

On this note, WAMCO has taken part in the Youth Ministry’s initiative, National Apprenticeship Program. The Memorandum of Understating (MoU) pertaining to the matter was signed today at a special ceremony held at WAMCO.

WAMCO’s Managing Director Adam Mohamed signed the MoU on behalf of the company – whereas State Minister Hussain Ismail signed on behalf of the Youth Ministry.

Under this apprenticeship program, WAMCO will be training a total of 29 youths.

The program will be conducted within standards that fit the national competency formulated by the National Skills Development Authority.

Youths will be trained in the areas they apply to by providing them an opportunity to gain physical experience. Those who successfully complete the program will attain a level three certificate under the Maldives National Qualifications Framework.

The areas in which WAMCO will be training youths in include welding, cashiering, inventory management, heavy vehicle operations, marine mechanics and automotive maintenance.

Advertorial regarding Waste Management Corporation Limited's (WAMCO) apprenticeship program.

A monthly allowance of MVR 5,000 will be given to apprentices who work at WAMCO’s centers under this program to attain physical experience. Following the completion of the program, apprentices may also be given permanent positions at the company.

WAMCO said that their hope is that a skilled set of youths for the job market are built through this program.