Events

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with East Amman Investors Industrial Association to Train 120 Newly Hired Employees
Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with East Amman Investors Industrial Association to Train 120 Newly Hired Employees

USAID through Jordan WFD signed today a memorandum of understanding with East Amman Investors Industrial Association to train 120 newly hired employees through "New Employee Loyalty" Program. This initiative provides trainees with soft skills that help improve their work performance and retention. Employers' experience proves that employees' retention is a key challenge and their turnover leads to increased costs and poor quality services. The project and our partners believe that such training program will increase levels of employees' retention and have positive impact on both the employees and the employers.


Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Ma’an Development Company (MDC) and Al-Ard Al-Naima Leather Company
Signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Ma’an Development Company (MDC) and Al-Ard Al-Naima Leather Company

The project signed a memorandum of understanding with Ma’an Development Company (MDC) and Al-Ard Al-Naima Leather Company that guarantees a training program for 100 men and women in technical and soft skills. The program will provide technical training in natural leather tailoring, leather sewing techniques, and the operation of leather machinery. Our project focuses on developing both technical and soft skills that enable trainees to adapt to their new workplace environment, enhance their loyalty and productivity. Prior to developing this initiative, the project consulted vocational sector representatives and Ma’an Development Company (MDC) to get a priority list of soft skills that are required to optimize work performance and job retention of selected workers inside the leather factory.


Organizing a Training of Trainers for Women from Maan to Qualify Them to Train on PVI
Organizing a Training of Trainers for Women from Maan to Qualify Them to Train on PVI

We organised a training of trainers for women from Maan to qualify them to train on PVI. "It is a key challenge and an opportunity for us to work in such non-traditional sector like PVI. This is our first step to enter this vibrant sector with so many promising prospects waiting for us. We hope to make positive change and increase our communities' awareness about benefits of clean energy.” agreed the participants.


Conducting a Workshop to Develop a Curriculum Framework for Electro-Mechanical Hybrid Cars
Conducting a Workshop to Develop a Curriculum Framework for Electro-Mechanical Hybrid Cars

conducting a workshop to develop a curriculum framework for electro-mechanical hybrid cars to cover key competencies of hybrid car mechanics required by the Jordan labor market. Developing the needed training materials will increase the knowledge of for both vocational students at and employed technicians and will support the local market by providing qualified Jordanian workforce who can offer affordable services for hybrid cars maintenance thus increasing the demand for of hybrid cars in Jordan. This workshop is attended by number of private sector training providers and agencies for Hybrid Cars maintenance and builds on the National Occupational Standard for the “Electro Mechanical Hybrid Cars Technician” occupation that was completed in collaboration with the Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance.


Jordan WFD Grant Fund Addresses Logistical Challenges and Removes Barriers For Youth and Women to Access the Labor Market
Jordan WFD Grant Fund Addresses Logistical Challenges and Removes Barriers For Youth and Women to Access the Labor Market

The Project invites non-governmental, non-profit and for profit organizations to submit concept papers to support activities aimed at achieving the project’s main objectives to create a competitive, demand-driven workforce development system that leads to increased private sector employment, especially for women, youth and those living at or below the poverty line with a focus on six governorates: East Amman, Zarqa, Irbid, Tafileh, Ma’an and Aqaba. 


EPUs memoranda of understanding
EPUs memoranda of understanding

Can you imagine having a clear path to employment after graduation? -- Irbid, Zarqa, and the Eastern Amman Investors Industrial Association (EAIIA) are taking steps to make sure youth have a strong support system as they enter the working world. To this effect, USAID signed three memoranda of understanding to establish employment promotion units within the Irbid, Zarqa and EAIIA chambers of industry through the USAID Jordan Workforce Development Project. Each employment promotion unit will host an employer database that includes job vacancies, detailed job descriptions, and a list of on the-job-training opportunities. With individuals under 30 now accounting for more than 70 percent of Jordan's population, it remains critical to support their transition into the workforce


Development of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Career Guidance”
Development of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Career Guidance”

USAID Jordan Workforce Development Project aims at improving career guidance systems through developing training curriculum to improve capacity of career career guidance counselors. To this end, the project, in collaboration with the Center of Accreditation and Quality Assurance (CAQA), is conducting a three day “Development of National Occupational Standards (NOS) for Career Guidance” workshop bringing together practitioners from the career counseling field, including participants from the Vocational Training Corporation, Minister of Education, Ministry of Labor, Jordanian Universities represented by career counselors from King Abdullah Fund for Development.


Develop curriculum framework for elector-mechanical hybrid cars
Develop curriculum framework for elector-mechanical hybrid cars

The workshop to develop curriculum framework for elector-mechanical hybrid cars concluded  with concrete outputs that go in line with labor market needs and adapt to the Vocational Training Corporation to deliver vocational quality education. The key goal of this effort is to develop training materials for elector-mechanical hybrid cars maintenance technician according to the best international standards and practices. There is no doubt that this industry of hybrid cars will witness a high growth especially when being supplied with trained and highly qualified and trained technicians


Work Ready Now!
Work Ready Now!

The project completed the adaptation of the Educational Development Center Work Ready Now! curriculum to the Jordanian context. The curriculum consists of seven modules that help youth develop the soft skills they need to succeed in the workplace including: Personal development, interpersonal communications, work habits and conduct, leadership, safety and health at work, worker and employer rights and responsibilities, and financial fitness.  Jordan Workforce Development Project kicked off a five-day course to train 24 trainers to deliver WRN! to job seekers and workers through the Employment Promotional Units that the project is establishing in Chambers of Industry. Later next year, the training course will be conducted in three governorates: East of Amman, Irbid and Aqaba


Proud to be a Craftsman initiative
Proud to be a Craftsman initiative

"Proud to be a Craftsman" initiative is part of the public private partnership that aims to reinforce occupational job opportunities through the cooperation of Al Hassan Industrial Zone, Social Security Corporation, Labor Direcotrates, Princess Basma Center, All Jordan Youth Commission, and Justice Center for Legal Aid.