Skills For Youth Employment And Rural Development Programme

The project seeks to create jobs for youths in Zimbabwe’s Urban and Rural communities.

The project adopted a tripartite approach in its implementation, this social partnership comprises of Business represented by The Employers’ Confederation of Zimbabwe (EMCOZ), Labour represented by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) and the Government of Zimbabwe.

The project adopted a tripartite approach in its implementation, this social partnership comprises of:

  • Business represented by The Employers` Confederation of Zimbabwe, (EMCOZ)
  • Labour represented by the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions, (ZCTU)
  • The Government of Zimbabwe represented by the Ministry of Youth, Indigenization and Economic Empowerment & the Ministry of Public Service, labour and Social Welfare.

The project is targeting youths in both Rural & Urban communities aged between 15 and 35 years of age. The project aims to achieve a fair gender composition in the youth beneficiaries (i.e. 50% men: 50% women).

Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) Quality Improvements in Apprenticeship (QIA) The TREEE component is targeting Rural Youths, it has worked with youth in;

Training for Rural Economic Empowerment (TREE) Quality Improvements in Apprenticeship (QIA)
The TREEE component is targeting Rural Youths, it has worked with youth in;

  • Horticulture
  • Fish Farming
  • Poultry
  • Honeybees
  • Dairy Production
  • Piggery
  • Livestock and Cattle fattening
  • Potatoes
The QIA component is targeting Urban Youths, and has worked with youth in:

  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Welding & Metal Work
  • Art & Crafts
  • Motor Vehicle Mechanics
  • Renewable Energy.
  • cosmetology

The project started in 2010 and will end at the end of 2014. The Project presents an opportunity for organizations within business and education to partner with the project in the following areas:

  • Raw materials, to provide raw materials to the youth groups
  • Training, to provide training to the youths
  • Employment, to provide employment for some of the trained youth.
  • Markets, to provide a market were the finished products can be sold.

EMCOZ encourages companies to partner with the project because for the following reasons:

  • The project can reduce unemployment; this project has the measurable aim of creating 4000 jobs.
  • The project can reduce poverty in marginalised communities; The project is working with youths in marginalised communities, by project partners are helping to alleviate poverty in Zimbabwe’s marginalised communities.
  • The International Labour Organisation is a reputable international institution which will not abuse your investment,
  • It is the “right thing to do”; It is provides an opportunity for business to give back to the community they operate in.

For more information on how your company can partner with the Project, feel free to contact the EMCOZ office

For more information on the Skills for Youth project visit the website,
http://www.africayouthskills.org

And view the project documentary on,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQrCfqFR-u4

You can download the Project Brochure at
http://www.africayouthskills.org/images/pdf/lrg/BrochureSkillsforYouthEmploymentandRuralDevelopmentProgramme.pdf