Youth employment: Macky Sall announces the creation of the CNIEJ

In the Council of Ministers of this Wednesday, November 18, President Macky Sall spoke on the strategy of intensifying the professional integration of young apprentices and graduates. He informed the Council of his decision to create, with the President of the Republic, a National Council for Youth Integration and Employment (CNIEJ).

Before the end of December 2020

It will be a strategic advisory body of impetus, which will be set up in the second half of December 2020, according to the press release from the Council of Ministers. In this regard, the Head of State gave instructions to the Ministers in charge of Employment, Vocational Training, Learning and Integration, Work and Youth to submit to him, by the Through the Minister, Secretary General of the Government, a project relating to the creation of the CNIEJ which will be examined in the Council of Ministers before the end of December 2020, adds the press release.

A national strategy for professional integration (SNIP)

Still in the Council of Ministers, the Head of State insisted on the importance he attaches to the strategy of intensifying the professional integration of young apprentices and graduates. This has resulted in the strengthening of the Ministry of Employment and Vocational Training, the strategic components “Apprenticeship” and “Professional integration” in order, on the one hand, to train young people in trades that meet the needs of the economy and the labor market and, on the other hand, to support graduates and apprentices to successfully enter professional and economic life. In this regard, he asked the Minister of Employment to submit to him as soon as possible a national strategy for professional integration (SNIP) which gives fundamental priority to young graduates, in line with public measures (DER F / J, ADEPME, FONAMIF….).

Mapping of job seekers in Senegal

The Head of State also underlined the imperative to update the mapping of job seekers in Senegal (by integrating age, gender, region and training). In this context, he gave instructions to the Minister in charge of Employment to ensure better control of the flow of “graduates” from vocational training schools.

Pragmatic sectoral assistance initiatives …

Macky Sall also invites the Minister in charge of Integration to initiate, on the ground, pragmatic sectoral initiatives to help the hiring of young people in relation with the Minister in charge of Labor, employers’ organizations, structures and movements youth (National Youth Council, ONCAV, etc.).

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