Thu, Aug

20, 000 youth to get vocational training


youth-trainingTechnical and vocational training opportunities have been designed for nearly 20,000 people across the country, an official of the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Martyrs and Disabled (MoLSMD) said on Wednesday.

Hasamuddin Hamrah told a press conference the scheme would cost $25 million, with the World Bank would providing $10 million, the government of Italy $5 million and the Afghan government as much.

The main objective behind the project is to hone skills of the labour force and ensure job opportunities for youth. It includes training participants on how to repair mobile phones, automobiles, refrigerators, air-conditioners, motorcycles, welding, tailoring and curtain sewing.

The five-year project would be launched this year, according to the official, who said over 190 institutions across the country would be tested for the project.