BY HIZKEL HAILU
ADDIS ABABA – Having received UNDP National Standard Entrepreneurship Training Manuals, Ministry of Labor and Skills launched Enhancing Job Opportunities and Employability of Youth and Women (EnJOY) project.
In his opening remark, Labor and Skills State Minister Beker Shale (PhD) said that the training manuals are seemingly important to enhance the activity of the ministry and fill the gaps of job seekers. It is also vital for stabilizing the national economy, he stated.
As to him, the three crucial components of the manual namely; life skill, work readiness and entrepreneurship guideline are significant to train the trainers at the front line of one-stop shop. As unemployment is amongst the big challenges of the government, the Ministry has a lot to do, he noted.
He further accentuated that the ministry has opened its door for all public and private partners that have an interest to work in unison with the government as per the ministry’s demand in a way to reduce joblessness over the nation.
Being thankful for a group of experts who have put their at most potential in preparing the manuals, he explained the ministry’s readiness to use, implement and adopt the training manual to the ground. EnJOY Project Manager Serah Kohls said the project is highly significant to help the government’s effort in minimizing unemployed youth and women.
As to her, entrepreneurship development has gained increasing significance in developing economy. And entrepreneurial development along with management has come to be recognized globally as the key to rapid and suitable economic development as well as the welfare and progress of mankind. Therefore, EnJOY members are glad to work with the Ethiopian government in reducing unemployment and supporting entrepreneurs.
Switzerland, CARITAS Country Director Jens Steuernagel for his part said that the general goal of the training manual is to help life skills, work readiness and entrepreneurship training in Ethiopia to be standardized and use this manual as a reference and guide to be used for the context it refers to.
As to him, the development of this training manual was financed by the European Union through the EnJOY Project. This project is being implemented by Caritas Switzerland and the consortium partners Ethiopian Catholic Church – Social Development Commission, Volontariato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo and Vita.
The Ethiopian March 12/2022