Job Skills Training
Ask Haitian people what Haitians need most and they will most likely answer “jobs”. The unemployment rate is said to be 40.6% and more than two-thirds of the labor force do not have formal jobs. There is a shortage of skilled laborers and an abundance of unskilled laborers. Very few people though can afford to attend a trade school or university and so as a result they are stuck in the cycle of poverty, often unable to even provide for themselves and their families.
Project Living Hope is making preparations to open a job skills training facility in Camp Marie, Haiti. We plan to offer programs in auto mechanics, computers, English, and more based on input we receive from people in that community. We will employ Haitian instructors and also bring in volunteer instructors from the United States. Upon completing their programs, the students will be placed in internship positions to further develop their skills. We also want to teach entrepreneurship and money management. If you have skills or interests in any of these areas and want to get involved, we'd love to get connected with you.