Skills development Facility grantee Care and Empowerment for the Vulnerable in Action (CAEVA) graduated 80 trainees in Knitting, Tailoring and Craft making following a nine month period of skill training with took place in Namulesa,Jinja-Kamuli Road . The Event was attended by Mr. Mugomba John, Deputy DISO, Jinja Municipality who expressed his thanks to SDF for the funding towards skills improvement in the community.
This is an important element of the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to innovative modes of training.
Guest of honor and Deputy Head of the Skills Development Facility Dr. Edith Kakuba congratulated the Graduates on their achievement and urged them to not stop at acquiring skills but also provide the same encouragement to others for a better community and curb unemployment.
Dr. Edith Kakuba (Dep. Head SDF and guest of honor) addressing the graduates
“I got a contract to tailor 200 school uniforms and was overwhelmed because of my lack of appropriate skills to deliver because I was self-taught. Since coming to CAEVA, I have received support and training and now I have started a school uniform tailoring workshop and also employ others” says Waiswa a graduate.
SDF aims to promote employer-led short term training in order to address prevailing skills shortages in Uganda. An important element of the initiative is to facilitate collaboration between training providers and industry to promote demand driven skills development with special attention to innovative modes of training.