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MTC trains 50 youth in vocational skills in fight against unemployment

MTC trains 50 youth in vocational skills in fight against unemployment

Maria David

FIFTY successful candidates from the MTC 4 Life project have on Monday commenced with their two-week long training in Windhoek and Ongwediva, respectively.

Of those, ten trainees are receiving training in barber and bricklaying training at Ongwediva.

The program is a new MTC CSI initiative — a socio-economic undertaking embarked on to mitigate youth unemployment through empowering Namibians to become self-employed within the SME sector.

Giving update on the program, MTC Public Relations Officer, Erasmus Nekundi said after successfully conducting interviews with 200 applicants who were shortlisted, they are pleased to announce that a total of 50 successful candidates were selected and have start with their training.

“We are excited to have commenced with the training as planned,” he said.

According to him, the trainees will be trained in 10 trades in which are: photography, graphic design, barber, hairdressing, nail technician, make-up artist, catering, baking, sewing, and brick manufacturing, respectively.

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