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Recent Graduates Gain Opportunities at Local Job Fair

What is the foundation on which a free-thinking, stable, and entrepreneurial society with transparent and safe governance must rest? Education!

Education remains a top priority among all those working for the Afghanistan reconstruction effort. And education is on the rise in the country – many more schools, universities, and technical institutes exist the before, and more and more of the afghan youth are obtaining a sound, practical education. The biggest problem now facing this generation is finding a job, after receiving that education.

In order to help combat this problem, the Afghanistan Technical and Vocational Institute (ATVI) recently held a job fair in conjunction with this season’s graduation ceremony. Founded in 2007, and supported by the international community, ATVI offers education programmes in Business Management., Computer Science, Automotive, Construction, and Horticulture. Dr Farooq Wardak, Minister of Education, spoke at the job fair and publically thanked the international community for their continued support of the institute and others similar to it.

On a very positive note, the job fair was attended by many national and international businesses and organisations, all of whom manned informational display booths, thus providing the graduates with a wealth of information and opportunity.

The Peace Dividend Trust (PDT) team was out and about in full force at the job fair, briefing the recent graduates about the Marketplace services in Afghanistan, and helping them network and circulate CVs. And it is PDTs continued work in economic development and job creation which will help pave the way for Afghanistan’s future work force.

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