Somaliland: Youthful Availed Job Hunting Skills


“Am sure those participants who had notions of Tahrib before this workshop have discarded them” Undergraduate Awil Ali Khalif

Trainees attentive to faciltator Dr Ismail at the job hunting workshop in hargeisa

By: Latifa Yusuf Masai

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Over eighty students from Hargeisa, Admas and Golis universities are now equipped with proper job hunting skills.

According to the skills training facilitator Dr Adam Ismail this is the fifth batch of youths from various universities to be endowed with these skills since the beginning of this year and more are planned in the future.

“These trainings conducted voluntarily at the Taj Restaurant in Hargeisa are geared towards equipping the university students with proper job hunting skills before they graduate”

In his training objective briefings Dr Ismail who is currently the Investment specialists for the USAID Funded Partnership for Economic program said that the desire to support local graduates with the relevant skills of being marketable as pertains to employment thence a first step towards deterrence of Tahrib-Illegal migration.

Said he, “While many reasons are given for the very risky pursuit of Tahrib none has touched on the failure of both graduates and non graduates to attract jobs locally, thus related and rampant lack of gainful engagement which leaves the youngsters with no other alternative but to migrate illegally even at the risk of death”

He informed the participants are trained in various issues related to not only job hunting but how to handle the opportunities once availed, “We train them on how to write proper CVs, how to handle Job interviews, Work ethics and citizen’s responsibilities among others.

Speaking on behalf of the fifth batch of trainees Mr. Awil Ali Khalif who is in his second year at the Faculty of Economics at the university of Hargeisa took the opportunity to first thank Dr Adam Ismail for his relentless efforts in pursuit of ensuring that local graduates are equipped with skills to compete for jobs with not only those citizens educated abroad but with the very many foreigners that flood the local job market.

The future economist who further revealed that the training is covering a gap left by local education institutions promised that not only will the beneficiaries take advantage of their new skills but impart them to colleagues as well.

As pertains to Tahrib which has became a national menace not only due to the many lives lost in the Sahara desert but to brain drainage as well Master Awil had this to say, “Am sure those participants who had notions of Tahrib before this workshop have discarded them”