MYM virtual workshop prepares unemployed for the ‘new norm’

By Al Qalam Reporter

Facing the challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution and dealing with the ever-changing times as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are amongst the issues to be addressed in the next edition of the Muslim Youth Movement’s “Giving Hope to Unemployed Youth” workshop.

The 3 day programme kicks off on Monday 22nd February 2021 with industry experts ready to inform the participants on what to expect in the workplace and the kind of new jobs that will be in demand and those jobs that are fast disappearing.

“Sharing this information will assist our delegates with making career choices,” said MYM Administrator Asif Essop.

“As South Africa faces huge unemployment with businesses closing, a session on TVET Colleges should encourage participants to look at technical careers to be self-sustainable and contribute to the country’s economy – as well as to create jobs,” said Asif.

“This workshop will again be in virtual webinar format thus enabling people who are serious about their future to benefit from the comfort of their homes,” said project manager Rashid Chopdat. Rashid also appealed to NGOs with Wi-Fi and conferencing facilities to encourage their communities to join the virtual training.

This programme also offers a free service like evaluating CVs and Business Plans. Participants are included on the social media group to receive regular information about job and business opportunities.

The workshop covers topics such as writing effective CVs, Preparing for a Job Interview, Business Plans that Sell, Ways to get some experience in the workplace, qualities needed at work and differences between soft and hard skills.

Anyone interested in joining should register via the following link:

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