MTC Technical Training Programs Attracts Nearly 200 Students

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The acting Deputy Director for training, Ms Aida Gwonza said that the on-going training programs are much more beneficial to the young generation and people of interest who want to cash up with training skills that can orient them to marketable qualifications in South Sudan.

The MTC Director said that about 180 students have reported to the classes, which started officially on Monday, September 8, 2014.

Ms. Gwonza added that the UN agency for Vocational skills, known as United Nation Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), has offered some support to the students and that some of the school requirements will be paid by the organization.

“We give all these technical courses to our young generation so that they benefit from them. 

These courses, whether they are short or long, can make them get better jobs. Some technical jobs here in South Sudan are being taken by foreigners because our youths are not skilled. This vocational training centre is here to equip our people with most needed and the lacking qualifications,” Ms Gwonza stated.

She added that people who are fit can look for courses that can bring the necessary vocational skills.

“We are impacting the skills to youths, and also working class staff that might need technical knowledge to support carrying out their duties in government or organizations’ offices. We have been cooperating with a number of institutions to train their workers,” she revealed.

She said the purpose and the objective of the centre was to link industrial skills with labour markets in South Sudan.

Decades of conflict have exacted a heavy toll on the people of South Sudan. Many adults and children have not had the opportunity to attend school or training programs. As a result, the national literacy rate is one of the lowest in the world.

Women have been particularly affected. Ms Gwonza said that there are some courses like tailoring, computer training and secretarial courses to qualify them for work.

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