First introduced in Vietnam in 2013, the Youth Career Initiative programme has trained hundreds of disadvantaged students, helping them to find stable jobs after graduation and have a better future.

Minh Nguyet is a Dao ethnic minority girl. Due to her family’s difficulties, Nguyet only completed high school. However, a training course offered by the Youth Career Initiative programme has helped her confident to cook meals professionally. Her dream of working for luxury hotels has come true.

The support of the Youth Career Initiative programme has helped make the dreams of nearly 40 other youngsters come dreams.

Under the programme, students will have a chance to participate in hotel service and other training courses. After six months of free training, trainees are ready to work for international hotels.

First introduced in Vietnam in 2013, the programme has trained 120 students, helping them find stable jobs upon graduation.

The programme is being implemented in 22 countries worldwide, aiming to reduce unemployment rate, poverty and hunger and sweatshop labor among young laborers.-VNA