Professions and Jobs for Unemployed
In Shahrisabz, another promising project aimed at supporting and securing youth employment has been implemented. The vocational training center was put into operation with support from the Korean International Cooperation Agency ( KOICA).
The project was planned earlier this year, in January, during a trip of the head of our state to the Kashkadarya region. In the place of the abandoned building a new training center was organized within a short period of time.
“On the faces of young people one read a great desire to learn, acquire a profession,” says the construction manager of the training center David Choi. “It inspires each of us. Having mastered in the center the secrets of metal processing, spinning technologies, electronics, computer work, sewing machines, they will become good specialists. Our goal is to continue cooperation in this matter.”
Korea for the training center has allocated a grant of $ 8.5 million for students; all the necessary conditions are created here. This is an educational building for 250 seats, facilities for studying and conducting laboratory work, a modern hostel for visiting students, a library, a dining room, a sports ground are equipped with the necessary equipment.
The center provides training for professions and specialties in demand on the labor market. In addition, in- depth study of English and Russian languages, the basics of entrepreneurship and business are offered.
“Within the framework of cooperation with the Korean Agency for International Cooperation and the Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations of the Republic of Uzbekistan, a number of projects have been implemented aimed at training and retraining highly qualified personnel in the professions and specialties in demand on the labor market,” said Deputy Minister of Employment and Labor Relations Bahodir Nizomov. “The training center for professions in Shahrisabz started work on July 1. Education here is free, for the period of study the enrolled persons are paid scholarships from the State Employment Fund.”
The training center plans to train and retrain 480 unemployed young people and graduates of educational institutions a year. Classes are conducted by experienced teachers and craftsmen who have improved their qualifications in South Korea.
“I am very glad that I was accepted to the center for studies in the direction of sewing,” says Shahnoza Akbarova. “In the future I plan to become not only a seamstress, but also thoroughly study the Korean language and get a higher education in South Korea. In the nearest future, cutting- edge educational equipment from this country will be installed in the training center. And six months later, 240 professionals who have mastered the profound knowledge and profession in the training center, will begin working.”