APM inaugurates 13th community college: announces 17,000 job creation project

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Malawi President Peter Mutharika on Saturday inaugurated Milonga Community Technical College in Thyolo, which is the 13th out of the 28 he promised on his 2014 campaign trail.

APM innaugurating Milonga Community College APM innaugurating Milonga Community College

The college has already enrolled about 700 students who are pursuing technical skills in the areas of plumbing, fabrication and welding, carpentry, electrical installation and electronics, tailoring, motor cycle mechanics and ICT.

On graduation, government gives the students starter-pack equipment according to the trade they have trained in.

Speaking after inaugurating the state-of-the-art structure, President Mutharika said by December this year, the country will have 15 more community colleges.

“The European Union is constructing 10 while the Chinese Government is coming up with five. Meaning by December this year we would have delivered our campaign promise of giving Malawians 28 community colleges.

“Next year, we are then embarking on establishing skills development centres in each of the 193 constituencies.

"We want every youth in every corner of this country to acquire employable skills. We are transforming this country by investing in skilled labour force," said President Mutharika.

Meanwhile, the Malawi leader has said from July this year, Government will start implementing a project that will create 17,000 jobs for youths in the country.

According to the President, the project is being funded by the African Development Bank and it will be implemented over a period of forty-eight (48) months.

And also according to Minister of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development Francis Kasaila the project focuses on four key economic sectors namely; agriculture, ICT, manufacturing and small scale mining.

 “It addresses lack of entrepreneurship mind-set among youth; lack of access to markets and information; lack of access to business finance; weaknesses in policy, among others,” said Kasaila.


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