Closing ceremony of Sanad Program "Building youth capacities for employment and self-employment"

The Minister of Labor sponsored the closing ceremony of the Sanad Program "Building Youth Capacities for Employment and Self Employment" in the presence of Canadian Ambassador Peter McDougall and Canadian Aid Director Karen Moulika in the presence of public and private sector partners, school teachers, associations and beneficiaries.

The event highlighted the achievements of the program carried out by the Business Development Center (BDC) with the support and funding of the Canadian government, the Global Affairs Canada-GAC, and in a real partnership with the public and private sectors, reaching 12 governorates, 58 cities and villages and in cooperation with all ministries and government agencies. The program focused on several axes, training for employment, self-employment and awareness sessions to increase the participation of women in the labor market and build the capacity of teachers in vocational schools, University colleges, career exhibitions and training for youth families, resulting in 43.9% of the total participants.

During the graduation ceremony, success stories were presented by the beneficiaries of the program from various governorates of the Kingdom.  In his welcome speech, the Minister praised the efforts of the Business Development Center and the achievements of the program as a reflection of the program on the partnership between all ministries, agencies, community institutions and international organizations to support youth and help engage them into the labor market.

Canadian Ambassador Peter McDougall expressed his pride in the achievements of the program and described their support to the Business Development Center over the past seven years as an example of how best to provide Jordanian youth with the necessary skills to contribute to the Jordanian economy in an optimal manner.

"We are confident that the on-going efforts of the Tatweer Center will result in more young people getting the skills they need to become productive citizens at a time when their country needs them more than ever," he said.

Nayef isteitieh, CEO of the Business Development Center, thanked the Canadian government, the Ministries of Labor and Education, all partners, public and private sector representatives, trainers and teachers for their efforts and their prominent role in the success of the program. "All of us contributed to our success in achieving our tasks and efforts to build youth capacities and invest them as human resources. A valuable resource capable of making real change in the development of local and economic development. It was the determination of young people, the faith of our partners, the efforts of our teachers, our trainers and the work team that worked day and night to draw the path of success we have reached today. "

At the end of the ceremony, a tribute was given to the Minister of Labor, the Canadian Ambassador, the Canadian Director of Aid and the Coordination Officer.