Employers Appraised for Work Readiness Programs

ECAM commends member organizations and other employers for making strides to address youth unemployment by their commitment to host apprentices and interns amidst the covid-19 pandemic.

While the Malawi government is currently promoting skills development and job creation, ECAM appreciates employers for complimenting the government efforts and by retaining some of the interns and apprentices that were placed in their companies by ECAM under the Jobs For Youth Project.

Recent monitoring report shows that out of 400 targeted youths, 4% of youths landed a full-time job with the companies and the other 9% resigned after securing jobs with the experience gained through the program.

ECAM Jobs for Youth Project Manager Mwayi Nsaliwa says the number of retained youths might increase as most interns and apprentices are still doing their attachments.

In his comment, ECAM Executive Director George Khaki says employers have the responsibility to train young people to impart them with necessary skills for employability or entrepreneurship.

Khaki added that employers should prioritise having a well-structured internship or apprenticeship program with an adequate orientation of interns or apprentices to realise better results.

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