Housing Development Corporation (HDC) and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop skilled youth under the National Apprenticeship Program.
The MoU was signed by Youth Minister Ahmed Mahloof and HDC’s Managing Director Suhail Ahmed on Tuesday morning.
HDC said it signed the MoU with the goal of developing skilled youth in designated fields, opening opportunities for youth who have yet to decide a career path, help them attain national level certificates, and develop the skills they need to begin their careers.
Apprentices who complete the program will receive a National Level III Certificate accredited by the Maldives Qualifications Authority.
Apprentices will be trained in 10 fields under the six-month program. They are:
It will be HDC’s fifth apprenticeship program.
HDC states it will offer the opportunity to train 100 apprentices this year, as well as 30 of HDC’s own employees interested in training in the selected fields.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, MD Suhail provided assurance of HDC’s support for the government’s goal to train 3,000 youths.
He said that HDC always remain committed to developing capable youth, and opening opportunities for youth to develop their skills.
The National Apprenticeship Program was launched to provide youth the opportunity to learn skills and gain experience under the guidance of experienced professionals.