Boeing and Education for Employment- Jordan (EFE-Jordan) Expand Partnership to Boost Youth Employment in Retail Sector
- Since 2015, the Boeing and EFE-Jordan program has placed 94 young Jordanian adults in jobs
- The program provides training to equip youth to succeed in areas such as customer service, sales and communication
Amman, January 30 2019 - Boeing and Education for Employment- Jordan (EFE-Jordan) celebrated the expansion of their partnership to create job opportunities for unemployed youth in Jordan at a ceremony in Amman, Jordan.
Through this program, participants will receive comprehensive training in technical sales, career readiness, and the English language. The training is among the only ‘blended learning’ curriculums in the Middle East, using innovative technological and pedagogical techniques to equip youth to succeed in areas such as customer service, sales and persuasion, and communication with clients, with a particular focus on the retail sector.
“As our partnership with Boeing enters its fourth year, we are guided by our shared vision for the positive impact that Jordan’s youth can achieve if they have the right skills and economic opportunities. We are grateful for Boeing’s pioneering support in helping us bring this vision to life by increasing the standard of living for youth and their families, and enabling them to uplift their communities,” stated Mrs. Ghadeer Khuffash, CEO of Education For Employment- Jordan.
“The future of Jordan’s growth depends on its youth. The incredible results EFE have delivered over the years, an 85% guaranteed job placement rate, is a testament to the efficacy of their programs and the need for such programs. We’re very proud of our partnership with EFE, and we are committed to nurturing Jordan’s future workforce,” stated Bernard Dunn, President of Boeing Middle East, Africa & Turkey.
“Boeing is one of America’s and indeed the world’s most recognized brands, and its partnership with EFE-Jordan is a great example of the longstanding friendship and cooperation between the United States and Jordan,” said U.S. Chargé d’Affaires Jim Barnhart.
Since 2015, Boeing and EFE-Jordan have enabled 94 Jordanian youth to enter the job market. With Boeing’s continued support, EFE-Jordan will enhance the employability skills of another 18 unemployed young women and men from Amman and link them directly to job opportunities in the retail sales industry. Jordan’s retail sector has witnessed consistent growth in recent years, and has become EFE-Jordan’s primary target to ensure maximum employability within its program, based on real market needs.
The EFE-Jordan and Boeing partnership first launched in 2015 in Jordan and has since expanded to empower youth in Egypt and Morocco with the skills and job opportunities they need to succeed.
Education for Employment- Jordan (EFE-Jordan) is locally registered non-profit organization that leads a national initiative to create job opportunities for unemployed Jordanian youth, developing tailor-made vocational, technical and managerial training programs that meet the needs of potential employers.
To learn how to enroll in an EFE-Jordan training program or hire EFE-Jordan alumni, visit: facebook.com/EFEJor
Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defence, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defence systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.
Boeing’s relationship with the Middle East extends back to 1945. Since then, Boeing has established a number of offices across the region, first in Riyadh in 1982, then a dedicated Boeing Defense, Space and Security (BDS) office in Abu Dhabi in 1999, a regional headquarters in Dubai in 2005 and a new office in Doha in 2010. In addition, Boeing has field service teams across the region and two distribution centers for airplane spare parts in Dubai.