NOCAL RECRUITS HUNDREDS OF LIBERIAN YOUTH FOR SKILLS TRAINING
(MONROVIA, LIBERIA – September 21, 2012): Over one-thousand Liberian youths are expected to benefit from a vocational skills program sponsor by the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL).
The program which targets high school drop-outs, high school graduates and war-affected people is aimed at providing the beneficiaries requisite vocational and technical skills that will make them marketable and self-supporting.
NOCAL is collaborating with eight vocational training institutions in Monrovia. The Monrovia -Vocational Training Center, Salvation Army System, Liberia Opportunities and Industrialization Center, the William V.S. Tubman High School are among the institutions that will host the program.
“We are happy for the opportunity the Company is providing us. We promise to make good use of it,” a delighted beneficiary said during the screening exercise Thursday at the Antoinette Tubman Stadium in Monrovia.
The program is part of NOCAL’s Corporate Social Responsibility projects. The targeted beneficiaries will receive basic skills in plumbing, masonry, driving, drafting, electricity, carpentry, and agriculture and auto mechanics. Beneficiaries will acquire vocational skills that will empower and make them economically self-reliant in preparation for successful reintegration.
NOCAL believes that equipping vulnerable youths with practical skills that can be used to generate income in constructive ways reduces unemployment and the population of vulnerable youth.
The CSR Division of NOCAL is interviewing thousands of Liberians who have applied for the program.
The program is part of the Company’s ongoing human resource capacity building initiatives by targeting youths without college education.