Malé, Maldives – Agreements to carry out technical and vocational courses held under the “Skills for a resilient workforce” program have been signed with 3 institutes today.
The Ministry of Education has stated that this program is on the topic of economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is geared towards young people.
Speaking about the program, Ministry of Education’s Deputy Minister Aminath Mohamed Saleem (Soany) stated that the program will be carried out free of charge and a stipend will be given during the course period. The stipend and course running charges will be backed by the government with assistance from a World Bank project.
Villa college, Malé Fitness, and Technical and Vocational Training Centre have signed the agreement to teach the following courses which cover 7 different fields:
- National Certificate 3 in Housekeeping – Villa College
- National Certificate 3 in Lifeguarding – Villa College
- National Certificate 3 in Ticketing and Reservation – Villa College
- National Certificate 3 in Water Sports – Villa College
- National Certificate 3 in Event Management – Villa College
- National Certificate 3 in Fitness Instruction – Malé Fitness
- National Certificate 3 in Laundry Operation – Tivac
The courses, which are to teach a total of 360 students were selected based on a training need analysis held by the Ministry of Higher Education in 2019. These courses are related to tourism, tourism related construction, ICT and other notable fields in the analysis.
Skills for a Resilient Workforce program is a initiative by the government to develop the skills of the youth workforce needed for the Maldivian labour market.
Skills for a Resilient Workforce program would be directed by Ministry of Higher Education in collaboration with Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Youth Sports and Community Empowerment and the MEERY project of World Bank.