Urban youths equipped for employment

Participants of the HYDESEP employment workshop with World Vision staff and trainer, Dora. Photo credit: WVSI.

Participants of the HYDESEP employment workshop with World Vision staff and trainer, Dora. Photo credit: WVSI.

THIRTEEN more youth from five communities in Honiara have been equipped with skills to find the right job, thanks to a World Vision Economic Development project.

The Honiara Youth Development Employment and Small Enterprise Project (HYDESEP), supported by the Australian Government, aims to empower 700 unemployed youth and early-school leavers, aged 14 to 29 to start a small business or find employment and secure internships.

A participant of the training, Redley Guralaua, says besides learning applications, CV writing and interview preparation, they learnt labour law, work place law, work ethics, decision-makings and more.

Guralaua, a youth from Burns Creek community in east Honiara, says the three-day training was extensive yet easy to follow.

George Dora, director and trainer of GD Entrepreneur Training, conducted the training.

World Vision Case Management Officer, Bernard Opaka, says the training delivered through the HYDESEP, are intended to give unemployed youth the right tools to find a stable job.

Youth who participated in similar training have secured employment in companies and organisations around the country. Others, who completed Life Skills training as part of the project, have started small businesses.

As the youth were presented with their completion certificates, World Vision’s Area Manager for Honiara and Central Islands Program Julianne Oge encouraged the participants to utilize what they had learnt.

“The training has given you the tools, but it is up to you to make use of them,” she said.

The project has been helping youths in urban areas like Burns Creek, Fulisango, Sun Valley, Mamanawata and White Rivers.

Source: World Vision Solomon Islands

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