A vocational training program for childcare workers launched


Amman, January 20 (Petra) - The World University Service of Canada (WUSC) and the Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (CLIC), in partnership with NCFA and the Vocational Training Corporation, launched Women's Economic Linkages and Employment Development project for women in Jordan through a program funded by the Canadian government for training childcare workers (nannies).

The project aims to introduce an accredited training program for the profession of a childcare worker/nanny to be the first of its kind in the Kingdom linking training and learning with specialized vocational training methods. Under this program, workers in the field of early childhood and nurseries will be trained and qualified for the profession of a childcare worker that is accredited as one of the professional paths licensed by the vocational training institution in the future. The project implemented a training of trainers (ToT) program for about twenty employees from the Vocational Training Corporation and NCFA on a specialized curriculum aimed at transferring knowledge to caregivers working in nurseries and early childhood centres and building their skills to provide safe, stimulating and developmental environments for the children of Jordan.

(WUSC)’s Jordan Country Director, Niveen Bataineh, said that the program will supply and meet the demands of the labour market with the required competencies in this field, and at the same time respond to the requirements of the Ministry of Social Development with regard to the licensing of childcare facilities and the training of its workers in collaboration with the Bow Valley College. For his part, the General Director of the Vocational Training Corporation, Ziad Obaidat, expressed his happiness at launching the program, which is the first of its kind in the Kingdom, saying that "through our training programs, we seek to enhance the participation of women in the labour force depending on the actual needs of the Jordanian market."

NCFA Secretary-General, Dr. Muhammad Miqdadi, emphasized that the council seeks to utilize all its efforts and scientific expertise in the professional paths, pioneering projects, programs, and plans of action with a view to improve the quality of policies and services provided to Jordanian families and early childhood as well as support and empower Jordanian women. This will, in the end, provide a unique mixture of scientific expertise and competencies that will make a significant contribution to the success and development of the future of Jordanian families with all its components.

It is to be noted that registration will be open for all Jordanian ladies and young women who are interested in joining this program in the period ahead in Irbid and East Amman at this link: