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Queen visits Training and Skills Development Centre in Tafileh

By JT - Sep 28,2022 - Last updated at Sep 28,2022

Her Majesty Queen Rania during a visit to the Tafileh’s Skills’ Development Centre on Wednesday (Photo courtesy of Royal Court)

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania visited the Tafileh’s Skills’ Development Centre on Wednesday to learn about its training and skill-development programmes targeting youth in the Tafileh governorate.

The Queen was welcomed to the centre by its coordinator, Ahmad Mrayyat, and met with IT company Estarta’s executive staff and CEO, Mutaz Nabulsi, as well as a group of trainees attending one of its core courses, according to a statement from Her Majesty’s office.

Supported by the office of Her Majesty, the Tafileh’s Skills’ Development Centre prepares Tafileh’s youth for the job market, and empowers them through skill-specific training sessions, ranging from courses in marketing and online advertising to workplace safety and computer literacy.

Through its partnership with the centre, and its programmes across Jordan’s remote areas, Estarta aims to hone and nurture the professional skills of fresh graduates, as well as identify and recruit top talent and job-ready candidates into its workforce.

Harnessing the digital and workplace transformations following the pandemic, the company also creates remote and non-remote employment opportunities for computer science graduates who cannot find jobs in their field where they reside, according to Nabulsi. 

Her Majesty wrapped up her tour of the centre by dropping in at a cyber-security training session before meeting with a group of the centre’s graduates. The youth had trained to international standards, and in various fields of their own choosing.

In a 2019 visit to the centre, the Queen met with some of its members, who voiced their concerns over the myriad challenges and barriers they faced as fresh graduates entering Jordan’s labour market. With the support of Her Majesty’s office, the centre was later moved into refurbished spaces at the Tafileh Youth Centre.

Since its inception, the Tafileh’s Skills’ Development Centre has benefited over 500 college graduates from Tafileh, through more than 20 skill-specific training sessions and development programs. 

It has also partnered with a leading Jordanian software company with branches abroad to create employment opportunities for the centre’s qualified engineering and computer science graduates.

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