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President Faure calls on young people to take up job opportunities | 14 August 2020

President Faure calls on young people to take up job opportunities

President Faure addressing the minister, staff of the employment department and the youngsters on the Skills Development Programme

President Danny Faure has called on young people to take the opportunities given to them with regards to job placement and to make use of them as the employment situation is slowly worsening in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

President Faure made the call while addressing a group of young job seekers under the Skills Development Programme who are undergoing training with the employment department within the Ministry of Employment, Immigration and Civil Status at Independence House Annex.

The President was welcomed by the Minister for Employment, Immigration and Civil Status, Myriam Télémaque, principal secretary for the employment Department, Jules Baker. He visited various sections of the department before meeting with the director general for employment promotion, Letimie Dookley, together with applicants to the Skills Development Programme. The Skills Development programme was officially launched in 2016 and allows youths aged between 15 to 30 years old who have not been able to graduate from secondary or post-secondary level to undertake skills development training at various organisations.

President Faure encouraged the applicants to stay motivated and demonstrate the highest levels of discipline when in placement.

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