Liberia’s Minister of Youth and Sports D. Zeogar Wilson extols the Government and People of China for standing by Liberia in its human resource development objectives especially, thru the Shandong Foreign Trade Vocational College.
Minister Wilson notes that the young people of Liberia, who are direct beneficiaries of the Chinese assistance, and Liberians in general, will always remember China Aid to Liberia.He says although challenging, these are exciting times, as technical, and vocational training is gaining a fresh look and commitment in the country.
Speaking recently during the graduation of 120 youth at the Monrovia Vocational Training Center in Paynesville after completion of various skills training under the Shan Dong Foreign Trade Vocational College, he discloses the Government of Liberia is reforming the TVET sector through support from the European Union, UNESCO and China Aid, respectively.
Minister Wilson says government has seen assistance provided by international partners, adding that as government works to improve the sector, it is giving serious consideration on how graduates of the Chinese program can apply their skills to generate income to sustain themselves and their families.
Speaking on the Topic: “TVET, a Viable Path for Youth Entrepreneurship”, he says the Government of Liberia is committed to providing opportunities for the advancement of young people, emphasizing that technical and vocational must lead the way as avenue for young people to improve themselves.
He continues that part of the commitment is to provide learning opportunities through market-driven TVET as focus of transforming and modernizing the sector.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, a graduate of the electricity department Leon Z. M. Harris, notes that with support from government, private agencies, NGOs and private individuals, they would not let go the knowledge acquired by making sure to give back to vocational schools in the country.
Leon appeals to government not to abandon them in the streets, but to utilize their skills thru employment. Editing by Jonathan Browne