Workshop on the skills needed for youth employment
Irbid – 15-16/3/2022
The Arab World Center for Democratic Development and Human Rights, in partnership with the German Hanns Seidel Foundation, held a two-day workshop entitled “Skills for Youth Employment”, with the participation of participants from different governorates of the Kingdom.
The trainers in the workshop, Imad Abu Saleh and Hassan Al-Amour, mentioned that the unemployment rate in the Kingdom during the last quarter of last year reached 24.7 percent, with females accounting for the largest share of it, and the unemployment rate among males for the same period was 22.6 percent, compared to 32.8 percent for females.
They also talked about employability skills, including intellectual skills through creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, social skills through leadership, team work and communication skills, as well as technical skills, planning skills, time management skill, and communication skill.
According to the Director of the Arab World Center for Democratic Development and Human Rights, Dr. Amira Mustafa, she said that during the workshop a number of targeted activities were held, including with the aim of managing time, exploiting available resources, creativity, quality, speed, and others.
At the end of the workshop, the participants came out with a set of recommendations, including giving an opportunity to recent graduates in the labour market, eliminating redundant majors, working to enable young people to take advantage of new specializations, developing youth capabilities and their personal and practical skills, and giving young people the opportunity to express their opinions and ideas on important issues of interest to the community, and the need to continue holding courses and lectures with the aim of increasing youth awareness, to facilitate their access to work, and training new graduates “practical training” in their field of specialization to gain experience (training immediately after graduation).