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Foreigners wont overtake job marke-VP Boakai

Kolubah Zayzay/Benjamin S. Taingay

( 26, 2015)-Vice President (VP), Joseph Boakai, says the Liberian Government will not sit by and watch foreigners take over the country’s job market.

VP Boakai said though there are shortages of trained personnel for technical jobs, the Government will continue exerting efforts in training young people to obtain technical and vocational skills. He said vocational and technical training is a premier strategy for youth employment and empowerment.

Vice President Boakai spoke at programs marking the launch of Liberia’s first comprehensive National Policy on Technical Vocational Education, and Training (TVET) Five-year plan. The launch took place Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at the Education Ministry in Monrovia.

Also speaking, Youth and Sports Minister, Eugene Nagbe, said the TVET Policy will help add value to the country’s education system, faced with huge challenges in recent past.

Minister Nagbe further noted that Technical and vocational training for young people is a great step forward in addressing unemployment issue for the youth.

For Liberia to grow into a strong middle income country, with a strong economy, the young people must be adequately provided Technical and vocational training, he added.

The Youth and Sports Minister used the occasion to announce the resumption of construction work at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center (MVTC).

MVTC, one of Liberia’s biggest technical and vocational training centers, is situated along the Somalia Drive in Paynesville, outside the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.


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