Africa-Press – Angola. A vocational and arts and crafts training centre, with the capacity to accommodate 280 trainees, was inaugurated this Monday in Luanda by the minister of Public Administration, Labor and Social Security.
Teresa Rodrigues Dias revealed that the training center was inaugurated within the scope of the Action Plan for the Promotion of Employability (PAPE), which provides for the requalification, construction and equipping of various centers across the country, the minister mentioned that.
the condition of the center of Sambizanga was deplorable, which forced the total demolition to make way for a new infrastructure.
Teresa Rodrigues Dias highlighted that the reconstruction of the center is an asset, as the Sambizanga District is one of the most populous in Luanda.
“The center has high-tech equipment, fundamentally a software laboratory, which will allow training in Accounting, IT, Auto Mechanics and other specialties”, highlighted the minister.
Regarding PAPE, the official revealed that the numbers achieved are encouraging, having created around 70 thousand direct jobs and more than 140 thousand indirect ones.
The minister said that, with this new phase of PAPE, it will be possible to exceed the established goals. One of the examples mentioned was the creation of 900 jobs, recently created in Cuanza-Norte, through the professional internship program.
He added that the objective is to guarantee the creation of more jobs, reduce poverty and create income for families.
Teresa Rodrigues Dias said that PAPE is already installed throughout the country, mainly in the municipalities.
Thousands Of Citizens Were Formed
The Sambizanga Vocational Training and Arts and Crafts Pavilion was deactivated in March 2020, due to the advanced state of degradation.
Before being deactivated, from 2008 to last year, it trained 4,328 masters of arts and crafts, in various specialties, such as IT, Metalwork, Auto Mechanics, Plumbing, Masonry and Tiling.
In order not to stop training activities, there was a need to sign a protocol between the National Institute for Employment and Vocational Training (INEFOP) and the Aqua Sambila Association, which made it possible to transfer trainees and trainers until the completion of the work.
The Sambizanga Vocational Training and Arts and Crafts Pavilion has the capacity to accommodate 280 trainees in two shifts. Its staff is made up of 19 employees. The center also gives young people the opportunity to attend the first basic cycle of training close to their area of residence.