Skilling in Agripreneurship for Increased Youth Employment (SAY) Project

Skilling in Agripreneurship for Increased Youth Employment (SAY) Project

ADVERT/ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SHORT COURSE TRAINING

Gulu University, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment in Partnership with AVSI Foundation are implementing a Skilling Project named: “Skilling in Agriprenuership for Increased YouthEmployment (SAY) Project”. The SAY Project is funded Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (EKN). The project seeks to contribute to increased Agri-skills level and gainful employment of youth in the agriculture sector in Uganda.

Applications are invited from eligible youth to be enrolled for training in various enterprises/trades. The training is a short course that will run for a period of three (3) months from September to November 2023. At the end of the training, the candidates will undergo a modular assessment by the Directorate of Industrial Training (DIT), Ministry of Education and Sports, and ultimately be awarded certificates in the enterprise/trade of choice.

There are 200 slots available in total (100 slots for female candidates and 100 slots for male candidates), distributed as follows:
i) 160 candidates will be registered students of Gulu University
ii) 40 candidates will be registered from the community

Eligibility/Requirement for Registration
1) Be between 18 – 30 years old at the time of applying.
2) Be a final year or semi-finalist student of Gulu University and, or a member from the community with at least a Senior Four Certificate (UCE).
3) Present a recommendation letter from the area LC I (for applicants who are not students of Gulu University)
4) Pay the total fee of 100,000/= or at least 50,000/= initial installment for DIT Modular Assesement at the time of submitting an application.

Enterprises/Modules
In the table below are the enterprises you may choose from to apply for. Only one choice is allowed:

S/No. Traders/Enterprises for Skilling Duration
1. Horticulture Production and Marketing 3 Months
2. Apiary (Bee Keeping) 3 Months
3. Animal Feed Formulation and Production 3 Months
4. Mushroom Production and Marketing 3 Months
5. Agro-processing 3 Months
NB: Cross-cutting training in Business, Life, and Soft Skills will apply to all students during the training.

Application Form and Submission
Application forms can be obtained (for free) from:
1. Mr. Okwera Simon, Tel. No.: 0776208406 – Faculty of Agriculture and Environment
2. Mr. Ringtho Robert, Tel. No: 0777718885 – Faculty of Education and Humanities
Registration is on the basis of first come, first register. The deadline for registration is Friday 08th September, 2023 at 5:00 pm and training commences on 11th September, 2023.

DEAN, FACULTY OF AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT

 

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