A cross section of youth in the ASEAN Region are deprived of basic education or skills training. High levels of youth unemployment and challenging economic conditions means that it has never been more important to ensure that young people have the skills they need for work, especially those who have been out of mainstream, formal schooling.
For young people who have little or no opportunity to be part of the formal schooling system, Maybank TLC – Training & Learning Centre not only provides training and learning but also serves as a local catalyst for youth empowerment. The first TLC will be built in Cagayan De Oro, Philippines.
Skills training plays a crucial role in driving development and transformation as well as reducing poverty and empowering out of school youth or youth who have no opportunity to go to school.
We build model skills centres in geographically and socio-economically diverse areas to benefit disadvantaged young people who have little or no access to formal schooling. These centres are intended to be developed into:
- Providers of effective vocational training
- Centres of information and innovative practice
- Skills training combined with livelihood, health and entrepreneurial training
The centres are to be built across Asean to enable local school leavers, or those who did not complete school with sufficient skills to render them suitable for employment, to be productive and manageable. TLC is an essential element in improving their employability and potential productivity.
We are realistic that the programme will evolve with the needs of beneficiaries as well as the lessons that will emerge from implementation and will look to constantly refine the model.
With significant annual investments, we aim to achieve the following:
- Empower youth
- Create new job opportunities in local communities
- Promote mentor development
- Enable new skills learning
- Enhance capacity building for communities
Xavier University of Cagayan De Oro, The Philippines
Xavier Ecoville Multi-Purpose Cooperative(XEMPC)
Xavier Science Foundation (XSF)
Technical Education & Skills Development Authority(TESDA)