WELD Liberia

Background


WELD Liberia is a peace building multi-skills training program geared toward developing marketable skills for unemployed youth, ex-combatants, and other beneficiaries through certified industrial training in the field of welding, heavy equipment mechanics and maintenance operations, it  focus also on strengthening institutional capacity building and developing complementary entrepreneurial skills to assist beneficiaries jobs and start micro-enterprises.


Project objective


The overall objective of the project is to contribute to Government’s Poverty Reduction Strategy aimed at revitalizing the economy (pillar ll) in the sectors of agriculture, forestry, mining, manufacturing and services. Its immediate objectives are to provide vulnerable beneficiaries and youth with-marketable skills for increased self-employment, enterprise creation and income generation opportunities.


The project outputs focus on (i) Developing marketable technical skills beneficiaries through certified industry training in the fields of welding, heavy equipment mechanics and maintenance operations, (ii) Strengthening institutional capacity of Liberia’s technical and vocational training centers including relevant local non-governmental organizations, and (iii) Developing complementary entrepreneurial skills to assist beneficiaries acquire a job or start micro-enterprises.


In July 2013 WELD Liberia graduated its first class of 166 students. Students from the WELD Liberia Program can be contacted for employment opportunities through the MOCI it@moci.gov.lr