Vice President Dr Mohamed Waheed inaugurated the MAPS college career guidance program at the college this morning.
In his speech, Dr Waheed congratulated college administration for its achievements in pushing MAPS college to new levels of success.
Making note of the government’s decision to provide higher education opportunities to an addition 1,000 Maldivians, Dr Waheed said the budget for the initiative has been finalised.
President Mohamed Nasheed recently addressed the public on the issue of providing work skills training and job opportunities for young people, who constitute a quarter of the Maldives population.
In the atolls, half the young women and a quarter of the young men are unemployed.
Dr Waheed today emphasised the need for greater career opportunities, and thanked MAPS for its effort to provide career guidance to its graduates.