Manzini Nazarene Mission Station,

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STEM CAREERS TAKE CENTER STAGE

…As 20 graduates to be attached on internship

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy has partnered with JA Eswatini courtesy of the World Bank IBRD. IDA to ensure increased representation of females in the STEM field in an effort to create a more inclusive and diverse workforce for the future. This partnership will provide internships that are life-changing for young women in numerous ways.

These internships offer real-world work experience that cannot be replicated in a classroom setting. By working alongside professionals in their chosen field, young people can gain valuable insights, learn practical skills, and understand the expectations and demands of the working world. This hands-on experience not only enhances their CVs but also gives them a competitive edge when entering the job market.

JA Eswatini has received over 160 applications towards this initiative. These young people who have just finished their university qualifications, 20 of them will be placed in different companies that have partnered under the stem initiative. This aspect of partnership follows the job shadow placing of students under stem careers that is also targeting 80 students this year.

The internships according to JA Eswatini Head of Operations Sabelo Dlamini will assist the students improve personal relation, iincrease self-confidence, learn how to be a self-starter, how to handle responsibility, plan and lead a meeting, how to get your ideas across, solving problems and making decisions.

The university graduates who will be interning will them be paired with a qualified mentor within the company for guidance and support for; career guide, Intellectual guide, Skills enhancement, professional identity, education support, knowledge management/knowledge transfer, information source, Safety net from sexual harassment.

The Interns are expected to work on real-world projects relevant to the company's operations, gaining practical experience. This project is expected to kick start on the 1 st of July with 20 placements.

The companies to take in the young graduates also stand to benefit through gaining of fresh perspective as the interns bring new ideas and approaches to problem-solving. Talent pipeline will also be a benefit as companies will be able to identify and develop future talent for full-time positions. This project also brings positive brand Image for participating companies to showcase their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) in STEM fields. The participation will also strengthen relationships with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Energy.

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