Under the National Apprenticeship Program initiated by the Youth Ministry to train 3,000 youths to ready them for employment – a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been executed with Road Development Corporation (RDC) for the provision of training opportunities.
The agreement was signed at a special ceremony on Thursday by State Minister for Youth Mohamed Naasih Rasheed and RDC’s Managing Director Moosa Ali Manik (Mookey).
Youth Ministry states that 65 youths will be provided paid training opportunities under the agreement signed today. They will be given an allowance that matches the responsibilities they undertake.
Youth Ministry detailed that the National Apprenticeship Program is a nationwide program implemented by the Ministry in collaboration with the Higher Education Ministry with the participation of state-owned enterprises and private companies.
The program, as per the Ministry, provides the opportunity for youths, especially marginalized youths, to gain experience and skills in a work environment under the direct supervision of experts in respective fields. This will ready the youths to face the competitive job market, and allow them to become productive members of the society.
At the conclusion of the six-month-long program – Youth Ministry said that participants will be awarded a level-3 national certificate. Training conducted under the program will adhere to the national competency standards of Maldives National Skills Development Authority (MNSDA).
As of present, 250 youths are training under 11 companies as part of the National Apprenticeship Program.