Waste Management Corporation Limited (WAMCO) and Maldives Ports Limited (MPL) have taken part in the National Apprenticeship Programme, offering a total of 74 apprenticeship opportunities for Maldivian youths seeking to work.
WAMCO and MPL announced their participation in the National Apprenticeship Programme, and have now opened the call for youth to apply for apprenticeship positions with them. WAMCO is a partner at the National Apprenticeship Programme, and will be issuing an allowance of MVR 5,000 for youth who participate in the apprenticeship with them. Participants of the programme will get to work with WAMCO for six months, and will be offered 29 opportunities for apprenticeship across six fields. In addition to this, WAMCO revealed that they would be prioritizing those who had completed the apprenticeship programme with them when hiring in the future.
MPL will be offering 45 apprenticeship slots from across seven fields, with the duration of the apprenticeships also set at six months.
All participants in this programme will be awarded an MNQF Level 3 qualification upon the completion of their apprenticeships. The final deadline to submit online forms for apprenticeships with WAMCO under the programme is 2pm on 14 April.
The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment collaborated with the Tivet Authority to initiate the National Apprenticeship Programme with training opportunities for 3,000 youth on 25 March. The National Apprenticeship Programme us being run by the Maldivian government, in association with state-owned enterprises, private companies and training institutes. The programme aims to develop youth who can secure opportunities for themselves in the competitive job market, and to instill professional competency and provide further opportunities for growth through training and employment.