In order to contribute to the massification of professional training, Standard Bank signed recently in Maputo, a memorandum of understanding with Field Ready, which will allow the training of about 250 thousand young people in several areas, in the next two years, throughout the country.
It is expected that the implementation of this agreement will improve and increase the chances of employability of young people, providing them with technical skills required by employers, thus contributing to reduce the gap between training and the labour market.
Standard Bank will also, under the scope of this memorandum, support the production of contents about financial education, which will be available on the Field Ready online learning platform.
During the signing of the document, the managing director of Standard Bank, Bernardo Aparício, said he was pleased that his institution is contributing to a “noble” cause, which will have a strong socio-economic impact in the country.
“We are happy to be part of an initiative that will have a very significant impact on the lives and the professional integration of many young people in Mozambique and thus contribute to their entry into the labour market better prepared and that will also contribute to the growth of the economy in a sustainable way”, said Bernardo Aparício.
In his turn, Gilberto Botas, President of Field Ready for Mozambique, said that with the support of Standard Bank, the institution he heads will provide an online employability platform, where students can register and participate in various courses that are available on that platform.
“With the resources to be made available by the bank, Field Ready will produce teaching materials that will be inserted in the employment platform, which will allow young people from all over the country to have the opportunity to complement the training they have obtained”, he emphasized.
As sustained Gilberto Botas, Field Ready has already established partnerships with other institutions, which aim to use human resources and infrastructures to enable the realization of short courses in several institutes spread throughout the country.