Business
Youth to get career tipsPublish Date: Feb 06, 2014
Youth to get career tips
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Henry Sekanjako

In a bid to ease unemployment, among Ugandan graduates, Digital opportunity trust Uganda (DOT) has started recruiting graduates to fill up internship positions for skills and use of technology.


According to the communications officer Dot –Uganda Sandra Nassali, the offer is targeting young graduates between the age of 18-29 who are tech-savvy, enthusiastic and dynamic youth with an interest in social enterprises, community leadership and technology for development.

“Dot –Uganda is implementing the Reach –Up program which focuses on workforce readiness and entrepreneurship skills development for young people,” said Nassali.

Nassali added that the program dubbed Reach UP emphasizes 21st Century workforce readiness, skills and use of technology to unlock creative capacity using the “train the trainer” model.

She noted that Reach Up! will give interns the opportunity to train program participants in the same Reach Up! Curriculum, engage with communities and cause real change in the locations where they will be based.

Reach up is an entreneurship program that integrates Technology, business, and life skills and micro-enterprises development in Kampala, Mukono and Mpigi districts.

The program seeks to help participants develop knowledge, skills, and plans that improve their chances of economic self-reliance and livelihood success.

Nassali explained that the program is targeting youth with post-secondary education with no work experience. The internship program runs for one year.

“After doing internship with us we connect them to different cooperate organizations for employment,” she said.

Dot Uganda equips young people (college and university graduates) with the necessary life copying skills to foster their personal and career development and to enhance their contribution to community and national development through its youth –led programs.
 



 

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Shell says Q2 net profits triple to $5.307bn
Anglo-Dutch oil giant Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday that net profits more than tripled in the second quarter, boosted by asset sales and higher oil prices....
NTB reporting system to be commissioned today
Trade minister, Amelia Kyambadde will today commission the Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) Reporting System, a mobile phone and email-based system for reporting barriers to trade....
Samsung posts 20% fall in net profit
Samsung Electronics reports a near 20 percent decline in second quarter net profit, blaming increased competition from cheap Chinese devices in the key smartphone sector....
West Nile grid extension on schedule
THE West Nile power grid extension from Nyagak Hydro plant to the rest of the districts is moving steadily with over 46% of the work on the sh44 billion project...
Gov’t allocates sh10b for tarmacking roads
GOVERNMENT has earmarked sh10b for the tarmacking of roads intended to enhance commerce, reduce dust and facilitate mobility in 26 town councils...
Local govt asked to participate in alternative energy planning
Ministry of energy officials and experts from GIZ have urged local government leaders to participate in developing affordable and efficient sources of energy at district level to light up districts instead of the long waiting for the central government to do for them what they can do themselves....
Should private schools and institutions be given tax exemption?
Yes
No
Can't Say
follow us
subscribe to our news letter