Working in collaboration with local Youth Unions, ChildFund helps young people to discover their strengths and interests, and understand labour market needs. Consultations are conducted so that individuals can choose training courses and apprenticeships in specific areas – including construction, welding, painting, carpentry, mechanics, and beauty.
By gaining technical skills, youth can reduce their dependence on farming. Having a stable income and job also reduces the social risks for youth.
For businesses there is an added benefit, explains Hung, HR Manager of the Thai Nguyen Construction Material Factory. He explains: “Businesses like us help the trainees during their apprenticeship in our factory. When we have openings, we can pick out new employees from the group of trainees. This is very cost effective as we don’t have to spend time and money advertising and recruiting for workers. We believe the youth training model that ChildFund has introduced is very effective.”
With the Pinpoint program having already assisted around 100 young people from Bac Kan, Hoa Binh and Cao Bang, the majority of those who have graduated, including Quan, are now engaged in full-time work.
“I am delighted about my job,” says Quan.”The company takes good care of the workers and they provide social insurance and work clothes. They also pay me on time, every month. I can cover my daily expenses and save the rest for my future. Thank you very much ChildFund, for helping me get a good, stable job.”