JRS offers a Vocation Skills Training worskhop
The livelihood workshop that JRS and Bagvin Holding; Academy of Learning; Professional Nails and Beauty Supplies; Victory Training College; Malwatte Business and Catering College, held on 8 June 2012 aimed at helping refugees and asylum seekers to get more information about the course chosen, meanwhile allowing them to find employment after completing their chosen courses.
During the workshop, the target group had opportunities to interact with the representatives of different colleges. JRS assists suitable refugees and asylum seekers with vocational skills training. Candidates are interviewed and assessed on a series of questions compiled by JRS officers. In the livelihood programme, refugees are offered opportunities in the vocational skills training field. We help them to register for six months courses such as welding, hair and beauty, fork-lifting, boiler- making and catering. In addition, an accreditation of foreign qualifications and translation of documents in foreign languages, also forms part of the livelihood programme. Small business grants are also given to the refugees who have been stringently screened and offered an opportunity to be self-reliant through small business opportunities.