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Vocational Training

In line with our belief in the importance of vocational training as one of the means of economic empowerment, the YWCA of Palestine has established two vocational training centers, one in Ramallah and another in Jerusalem. Vocational training is one of the oldest projects of the association and it aims to provide women and youth with the needed resources and opportunities to be able to compete in the labor market.

The project targets:

- High school graduates aged 18 – 25 who do not have the qualifications or cannot afford to go to university

- Housewives older than 25 years

- University graduates looking for a job and would like to earn the needed qualifications to compete in the labor market

- Employees of companies and organizations who would like to build their capacities in specialized fields

Diploma Programs Offered at the YWCA's Vocational Center in Ramallah

Diploma in Office Management 

This ten-month program provides students with the technical and management skills needed for administrative jobs in organizations and companies. Graduates receive a certificate accredited and attested by the Palestinian Ministry of Labor and have the opportunity to intern in local companies or organizations.

Diploma in Management Information Systems

This ten-month program provides students with the technical skills required for software development, including smartphone applications, and the management skills needed to  access the labor market. Graduates receive a certificate accredited and attested by the Palestinian Ministry of Labor and have the opportunity to intern in local companies or organizations.

Diploma in Psychology and Counseling

This six-month program provides students with the techniques as well as the applied practical skills of psychology and counseling in addition to the strategies of stress management and intervention in times of crisis. Graduates receive a certificate accredited and attested by the Palestinian Ministry of Labor and have the opportunity to intern in local companies or organizations.

Diploma in Information Technology

This unique two-year program was designed in partnership with different organizations and it provides students with the basic skills of internet software and smartphone application development giving them access to the local and international labor market. Graduates receive a certificate accredited and attested by the Palestinian Ministry of Labor and have the opportunity to intern in local software development companies.

Diploma Programs Offered at the YWCA's Vocational Center in Jerusalem

Diploma in Office Management

This one-year program provides students with office management skills. Students complete 30 hours of voluntary work and have the opportunity to intern in local organizations. The YWCA also supports them to find employment opportunities upon graduation. The program accepts high school graduates and any other person who wishes to pursue a career in Office Management. 

Diploma in Photography and Filmmaking

This one-year program provides students with the skills of still photography, videography, filmmaking and video editing. Students have the opportunity to train in one of the media and photography companies across the country and are offered business startup training so they can start their own small businesses. 

Diploma in Graphic Design

This one-year program provides students with the skills of graphic design. Students have the opportunity to train in one of the local graphic design companies and are offered business startup training so they can start their own small businesses.

Diploma in Modern Kitchen

This one-year program teaches culinary arts in a modern and healthy way. Students study nutrition, cost accounting, and learn how to make oriental, international dishes and sweets, and have the opportunity to train in local institutions. They are also offered business startup training so they can start their own small businesses.

Both vocational training centers also offer short courses that meet the needs of the labor market. 

 

 

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