The Parliamentary Undersecretary of State for the Ministry of Justice and the Department of Work and Pension in the United Kingdom, Shailesh Vara MP, recently visited the Kuwait office of Working Links.
Working Links is a UK-based international organization providing specialized services that enable people to create better future for themselves and their communities. The Kuwait branch of Working Links is delivering a number of services to help unemployed people find work in Kuwait.
The MP, who was in Kuwait as part of a trip to the region organized by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), visited the Kuwait office along with British Ambassador to Kuwait Matthew Lodge and UKTI Director Simon Williams. Working Links KW, which was launched in 2015, is a joint venture between two training and employment experts – Kuwaiti-based Al Majd and Working Links UK
During the visit, the delegation met with senior figures from the organization and heard about two of their innovative projects – The iDream and ASDAN programs. The iDream program helps employers realize the value of employing people with disabilities. It provides flexible training to help increase people’s confidence, a targeted job matching service to help find suitable jobs and additional in-work support and mentoring once a person has found work.
The ASDAN program provides a range of accredited courses to Kuwaiti nationals to prepare people for life and work, helping people to grow their skills. Every course is designed to develop learners’ personal, transferable and employability skills through an engaging and challenging curriculum of activities, leading to a certificate of achievement.