PM launches 2nd phase of National Service Program

Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Tuesday launched the second phase of the National Service program, part of a top government priority project that will provide vocational training for 20,000 young Jordanians to join the labour market.

The National Service program, which raised its absorptive capacity and was redesigned by the Labour Ministry, will train Jordanian youth and employ them in the targeted sectors.

The second phase includes 6,000 trainees, half of whom are male and half female who were picked from 15,000 applicants, with 76% of the total number coming from the Kingdom’s governorates and 24% from the capital Amman.

The 3,000 female trainees, who are not required to do military training, will join the males, who need to complete military training, in the technical and vocational training in early February.

The trainees will undergo technical and vocational training in engineering supervision, advanced architecture programs, hospital and records management, information technology, renewable energy, engineering and manufacturing, advanced programming, computerized manufacturing, multimedia production, welding and metal forming, computerized decoration and carpentry, dental assistant, hybrid vehicle maintenance, customer service, retail sales, air conditioning and refrigeration, electrical installations and control panels, hotel management, tour guides, hotel and restaurant management, product line technician, tourism and hospitality, sewing, soil and fertilization (planting vegetables), classification of vegetables and fruits, agricultural pump maintenance and planting cultivating palm trees.

“We start this year with implementing His Majesty King Abdullah’s directives that 2020 will be the year of employment of youth and a successful beginning to reduce the unemployment rates,” Razzaz told the ceremony to launch the training-for-employment program at the Military College in Zarqa.

Addressing the young participants, he said: “Joining the program is the right choice, and it is an indication that you truly look to the future as you won the time without having to wait in line for years to get a government job.. and, God willing, you will go straight to the labour market after completing the training.”

The ceremony was attended by the ministers of State for Cabinet Affairs and Youth, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Zarqa Governor and other officials and private sector representatives.

Source: Jordan News Agency