UN Career Fair kicks off

The United Nations in Ethiopia organized its first career fair at United Nations Conference Centre in United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) compound on 13 August 2019. The fair, which stayed day long, has attracted more than 1000 young graduates from thirty various universities across the country. The career fair was organized with an aim to familiarize fresh graduates with basic soft skills and enhance their employability skill via creating information sharing platform for youths.

 

Every year more than hundred thousand students graduate from public and private owned higher education. However, there is huge gap between the demand and supply side of the labor market. The government is highly pressurized with the high level of total unemployment situation within the country where youth unemployment is still significant. To support the government in self-employment ecosystem, the Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC)- Ethiopia has participated on career fair so as to present entrepreneurship as an alternative option for graduates. On the event, more than 200 graduates showed their great desire to awaken their entrepreneurial ability by filled the Entrepreneurship Training Workshop (ETW) application form.

   

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