Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Padang To Press Unemployment Numbers By Skill Training

Illustration. (Antara)
Padang, Jan 26 (Antara Sumbar) - Padang government, West Sumatra makes serious efforts to press the number of unemployments by doing several skill trainings based on certain competence as the preparation for entering work world, said Deputy Mayor of Padang Emzalmi in here, Thursday.

Emzalmi noted 10 percent of labor forces do not work or do not have constant job right now, so that the skill training be hoped to minimize it.

Based on the statistic, there are 35,000 unemployments from 350,000 labor forces in Padang, the average of them do not have enough skill to work or open such business, he pointed.

Besides, most of them are the alumnus of Senior High School (SMA) which can not continue their study to university.

These indicators, he said, as the main reason of Padang government to do skill training and develop new businessman pass through related depatment.

He explained it is as similar as the government had done in 2016. Local government gave three times skill training especially mechanical training, electricity, weld, pulchritude, hotel management and tailor training.

"We do not pull the participant in the reins and they are free to choose the training based on their interest," he said.

In 2017, skill training will be held in Training Center and it focuses on technical skill, speaking skill, communication skill and character development, Emzalmi added. (cha)

Editor: Vicha Faradika

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