This project aimed to rapidly create employment opportunities for unskilled and semiskilled underprivileged youth through engagement in apprenticeships or on-the-job skills training as well as through access to microfinance opportunities. It supported the placement of those youth workers in enterprises in road maintenance, waste management, and auto-mechanical, electrical or other vocational activities.
- 2,995 underprivileged youths received skills-based employment training: 1,238 youths trained in waste management, 1,208 in entrepreneurship, and 549 in vocational training in vehicle mechanics, interlock systems and general electricity.
- 1,785 files (827 for entrepreneurship and 958 for vocational training) added to the newly created database of labour-intensive records.
- Cooperation between the Ministry of Social Development and the private sector on job placement enabled; a labour-based coordination unit established within the Ministry of Labour and Administrative Reform; and staff trained in labour-intensive coordination methods, communications and information systems.