400 Youths Join Vocational Training Program Under the European Union-Funded UNIDO Project in Khartoum

Project on Employment and Entrepreneurship Development for Migrant Youth, Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Host Communities in Khartoum State (EEDK-RDPP)

Staff Writer

Khartoum December 7, 2021- A new journey in the life of 400 youths has just started by joining the vocational skills training program funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in Khartoum, in partnership with the Supreme Council for Human Development and Labour (SCHDL). 

The Vocational Training and Entrepreneurship Centres (VTECs) of Haj Yousif and Halfaya are organizing the training courses. Haj Yousif VTEC started training 180 youths on automotive, car electricity, general electricity, computer operations, technical English, entrepreneurship, and business management skills. Whereas additional 220 youths joined Halfaya VTEC and started the courses in welding and sheet metal works, mobile repair, beauty and hair care, food and beverage production, computer operations and entrepreneurship, and business management skills. The training duration will be two months.

During the opening ceremony of the training program, UNIDO Chief Technical Advisor Mr. Ram Kishore Singh addressed the students and advised them to be punctual and maximize the use of the time to improve their technical and business management skills. The Haj Yousif and Halfaya VTECs Directors thanked the EU and UNIDO for funding the training activities and capacity development of the VTECs. They informed the students about the courses’ rules and regulations and asked them to respect personal and Covid safety protocols. 

This initiative is part of the “Employment and entrepreneurship development for migrant youth, refugees, asylum seekers and host communities in Khartoum State”. The Project is funded by the European Union (EU) under the Regional Development and Protection Programme (RDPP) which aims “to enhance employment opportunities and stimulate entrepreneurship among unemployed youth including migrants, refugees, asylum seekers and host communities in Khartoum State”. 

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