Dubai based "JLS Yachts LLC" and MITDC have teamed up with 13 Maldivians youths to complete an 11-week internship program at the Marina Waterpark in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
"JLS Yachts" is one of the largest companies operating as a superyacht agent in the Gulf countries, which they have a branch office in the Maldives. "JLS Yachts" and MITDC are working together to diversify the tourism industry by promoting sail & nautical tourism in the country.
"JLS Yachts" is a partner and consultant for the MITDC's flagship event, Savaadheeththa Dhathuru.
11 male and 2 female youths left for Saudi Arabia on 16th November 2022. This is a program designed to empower youth and familiarize them with on-the-job training, while diversifying tourism as well as to train experienced workers for future marinas, safaris, and yachts in the Maldives.
MITDC's Managing Director Mohamed Raaidh stated, " This has been a great initiative and opportunity for many Maldivian youths. The strategic objective of this collaboration is to reduce the number of foreign workers in the boating industry, whilst substituting it with experienced locals, especially youth. This initiative portrays the importance the government gives to train and create awareness among Maldivian youth in order to employ them in the industry. I firmly believe that this is a golden opportunity for Maldivian youth to gain experience in the field. We hope that after completing this 11-week program, the participants will be seen in the boating and sailing industries”.
Ahmed Naushad, JLS Maldives Director, stated that “JLS has always been committed to providing opportunities for youth. Trainings are already being held at the JLS Training Center in K.Thulusdhoo. Thulusdhoo Training Center offers RYA license training, which is an international motorboat license. Additional training will begin soon as well. We are also pleased to announce that the current batch, who went to Saudi Arabia, holds RYA license. As this is an international license, those who hold it will have employment opportunities in many countries around the world. Hopefully, JLS will work to provide more internship opportunities to youth in the future”.
JLS Yachts, MITDC, and Housing Development Corporation (HDC) have joined forces to open the opportunity to train ten youths. Those who are selected for this opportunity will be trained at JLS Thulusdhoo Training Centre. Those who complete the training will be assigned to next batch of internships in foreign countries.
JLS Yachts arranged return air tickets, accommodations, meals and as well as a decent pocket money for the selected interns.
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