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Update on the acquisition by Workforce Development Trust

Following the acquisition by the Workforce Development Trust (see press release published 30 April) People 1st continues to trade and operates as a standalone legal entity focussing on its key sector activities including apprenticeships, external quality assurance, accreditation services and work in the devolved nations and international markets.


How Uganda has introduced competency based training

Meet Herbert Byaruhanga, Chairman of the Tourism Sector Skills Council in Uganda who we've recently been working with as part of a VET Toolbox project to provide expertise on establishing a sector skills council. This video introduces Herbert and how competency based training has been introduced in Uganda.

Uganda to establish sector skills council

We've recently been working with partners in Uganda as part of a VET Toolbox project to provide expertise on establishing a sector skills council. This video gives an overview of the approach and progress, and (at 1min55) we talk about the importance of developing an action plan that will meet objectives and ensure sustainability, plus the buy-in of industry.   

Uganda preparing to raise service skills of hospitality and tourism workforce

Our exec director, Jane Rexworthy, recently visited Uganda to support the tourism sector in the development and delivery of an action plan to guide the sector in raising service standards. Here she joins experts in talking about the initiative:

115 Syrian refugees trained in Jordan´s hospitality sector

A recent project in Jordan in which People 1st International played a leading role has helped 115 Syrian refugees to develop skills required to develop a successful career in Jordan´s hospitality sector. Watch the short video above to hear how this has changed the life of one of the graduates.

WEBINAR: Getting young people into work: Engaging the private sector to bridge the skills gap 

Our executive director, Jane Rexworthy, takes part in a webinar with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development that looks at whether there is a role for the private sector in bridging the skills gap. 

First hospitality and tourism sector skills organisation launched in Jordan 

Planning Minister Imad Fakhoury and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) President Suma Chakrabarti on 06 May 2018 signed a memorandum of understanding establishing a sector skills organisation in hospitality and tourism in Jordan.

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