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In 2013 global unemployment rose and in Uganda the unemployment rate is currently at 68%. The Potentiam youth centre was started in 2012 to provide training, capacity building, personal development and mentoring to youth in order to make them more em

In 2013 global unemployment rose and in Uganda the unemployment rate is currently at 68%. The Potentiam youth centre was started in 2012 to provide training, capacity building, personal development and mentoring to youth in order to make them more em

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Apiyo commented on Skills Advancement through Community Asset Building

The Directorate of Industrial Training in Uganda developed the "Workers Pas" to provide accreditation to skills learned informally. ( On-Job) Practical and theoretical tests are carried out before "Workers Pas" is awarded and it is slowly being recognized by employers as credible proof of experience.

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Apiyo commented on Skills Advancement through Community Asset Building

Meena by way of certification, this should surfice http://www.workerspas.org/home/

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Apiyo commented on The Potentiam Youth Development Centre

Hello Luisa, I am really excited about this challenge as someone who has worked in youth development for the last 6 years. Beyond TVET which is probably the most common and effective solution youth unemployment I believe on-job-training is essential. Also the youth in Uganda need an attitude adjustment caused sadly by the poor education system in Uganda. Poor attitudes towards work and lack of innovation or critical thinking are some of the factors that have perpetuated youth unemployment in Uganda. We also need flexibility of training programmes so as to easily adjust to the job demands of the country. like right now because of the booming construction industry and oil industry in the country there is demand for heavy machinery operators and yet there is no institution that is providing training or certification for this job.