Skills lead to employment

Skills lead to employment
Our key thesis behind the TVET + centre is that providing high quality skills training will lead to employment, either working for someone or by starting up a business. Collaborating with young people so they can gain a valuable livelihood is a sustainable investment not just now, but for the future. An educated person in work is more likely to invest in positive livelihood choices like putting away money for saving, sending children, especially girls, to school or invest in long term assets like land or property.

For a girl to receive education which will enable her to gain life and work skills can be the anchor to save her from early marriage or being sent away as a domestic worker, perhaps ending in violent hands of employer or become a dark number of modern slavery.

We have a target of 90% graduated students working within 6 months of graduation earning a decent salary/income. However, we expect at least 85% shall be in employment earning more than 300 USD a month. The figure is significantly higher than the average 190 USD per month, which is the average salary earned by youth  in Somalia.

Federal State and State Authorities have both creating employment opportunities, especially for youth, high on the agenda. This goal was widely reflected in the National Development Plan of Somalia (1017-2020) as well as the 9th National Development Plan of Somalia. The Federal Government is aiming to create 820.000 additional jobs with a GDP growth rate of 5.5% per annum as well as improvement and expansion of education and vocational trainings. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is seen as an essential pillar for creating income-generating and employment opportunities for the young generation to reducing poverty, ensuring political stability, promoting sustainable development and enabling social participation.


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