Syrian refugees in Turkey showcase new skills in apparel manufacturing
ANKARA, 27 September 2018 – Fashion shows are not often associated with development projects, but it made perfect sense today as a group of Syrian women refugees showcased the skills they acquired through a vocational training in apparel manufacture.
The UNIDOs’ blended learning course on "First aid at the Workplace" was launched in Mongolian. The course is aiming to introduce the potential hazards and risks at the workplace, and deliver knowledge and skills for providing the first aid for a victim, co-worker or oneself.
The course consists of 8 modules, namely: dealing with heart attack, burns, contusions, eye injuries, severe bleeding, chemical and electrical accidents at the workplace, and first aid kits. The course content was localized into Mongolian within the project “Support to employment creation in Mongolia SECiM C2”, which is funded by the European Union, and jointly implemented by UNIDO, UNFAO and the Government of Mongolia. The Mongolian Red Cross Society, the national humanitarian organization, will implement the course further by integrating e-learning with classroom practical training. The project has developed the Trainer's manual on blended training, jointly with the MRCS.
The case studies of the course are based on the risks and hazards in footwear manufacturing, however, the first aid principle is same everywhere, thus the course could be used in any industry, such as wool and cashmere, mining, construction. Any relevant topic out of 8 modules to be selected and taught according to the needs of learners and nature of the industry.
Opening ceremony of this blended training and 2-days training for trainers held at the First aid’s training center of the MRCS on October 10th, 2019. Representatives from the Ministry of food, agriculture and light industry, Ministry of labour and social protection, European Union, UNIDO, MRCS, MALI, leather and textile manufacturers participated.
“The introduction of the blended learning course ‘First aid at the Workplace’ of UNIDO will enable the Mongolian Red Cross Society in Ulaanbaatar and in rural aimags to deliver the training for enterprises and industries in the area. By acquiring these modules, trainees will become able to prevent the potential risks at the workplace, and provide the proper first aid for the victims” said T.Bayarchimeg, Deputy Secretary of the MRCS.