Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) the programme is the first comprehensive and integrated retail training programme of its kind in Jordan.
Graduates receive 60 hours of English training, 70 hours of IT training, and 120 hours of retail technical training, in addition to life skills training.
“The goal of the retail training programme is to train youth so they can find job opportunities that can positively impact their lives and their communities,” said IYF Country Director Rana Al Turk. “After conducting post-career counseling we realized Jordan’s booming retail industry is a source of extensive employment opportunities for youth,” she added.
The retail training is one of a number of IYF programmes conducted through its strategic alliances with public, private, and local community-based organizations to improve the employability of youth in Jordan. Partners supporting the ten-week programme include Talal Abu Ghazaleh Organization (TAG-Org), British Council, Jordan Career Education Foundation (JCEF), and Al-Quds College.
“The retail sector has the added value of being attractive to young women and it provides a safe working environment. We are happy to report that 79 out of the 95 graduates are young women,” said Al Turk.
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