Silatech, Microsoft Launch “Palestine Works” Portal

Ramallah, February 25 (QNA) - Silatech, a regional social organization that works to enable jobs and expand economic opportunities for young Arabs, and Microsoft launched officially in Ramallah the new "Palestine Works" Portal in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Labor and Sharek Youth Forum.

Following the launch of the new Portal, Sharek Youth Forum, Silatech's partner which is responsible for implementing programs in Palestine, signed anumber of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU)s with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education and representatives of 11 local university aimed at enabling students to take advantage of the Portal's services.

On this occasion, the Chief Executive Officer of Silatech, Sabah Al Haidoos, said the organization is working through the new Portal on the rehabilitation of young people in accessing the labour market, which would enable them to contribute in the economic and social development of their communities.

Silatech believes in the capabilities and potential energies of the Palestinian youth and is pleased to work in cooperation with its partners in order to launch and promote these energies in line with the organization's vision and the interest of the Palestinian youth, she added.

For his part, Palestinian Minister of Education and Higher Education, Dr. Sabri Saydam, described the new Portal as an opportunity to promote the government's drive to implement technical education and vocational training, expressing hope that "Palestine Works" would pave the way for replacing the academic Curricula which contribute to the high rates of unemployment among graduates by technical education and vocational training Curricula.

He also praised this platform and the bilateral relations between the Palestinian Ministry of Education and Higher Education and Silatech. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency