Build up essential qualifications after formal education for paid employment.
After finishing school, young adults stand little chances to find paid employment. “Lack of job experience” is one the reasons why employers are reluctant to contract young adults. CFI’s intern program employs young adults for 1 or 2 years. During this time, interns get hands-on working experience in a professional setting. CFI senior staff coaches the interns. This track record of job experience is a crucial asset for young people applying for employment. CFI interns are more than twice as likely to find paid employment as students leaving university are.
This program in the area of Battambang has been supported by BASAID under the label “pathway to employment” for several years now. It is run by our local partner NGO in Battambang Children’s Future International (CFI).