Attending the certificate awarding ceremony of Dhiraagu Apprentice Programme 2011, Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed has commended Dhiraagu for its successful and exemplary apprenticeship programmes accustom youth to the workplace.

Dhiraagu Apprentice Programme is a key initiative under its youth development programme to support the positive development and provide opportunities for Maldivian youth to gain structured training and work experience at Dhiraagu.

The Vice President said apprenticeship opportunities for youth, such as the one by Dhiraagu, was vital to prepare them for the competitive job market and shape their career.

He underlined the importance of developing human resources to tap the advantages of changing societies and business organisations with the changing context of media.

He said the world and the country were more interconnected as we were undergoing democratic transformations, and therefore, opportunities available through new forms of media should be used to develop a ‘new awareness of rights’ in a new democracy.

Highlighting the importance of developing necessary skills to achieve sustainable development, the Vice President said talent would be the most precious and most scarce resource for the economy of the future.

The Vice President also acknowledged the work of other apprentice programs undertake by resorts and other projects carried throughout the country for young people to find employment.

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