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Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Scholarship Opportunity

FJS Consulting Pte Ltd,a financial and business consulting firm registered in the Maldives, is looking for 2 potential candidates to follow ACCA courses in the Maldives.

The Scholarship will cover fees and course fees of the ACCA course, in addition a part-time position for Accounts Assistant at FJS will be offered to the candidate.

Potential candidates should be able to demonstrate their commitment to studies and should have completed GCE O/L Mathematics and English and GCE A/L with minimum 2 passes.

Accounts Assistant will be members of the Consulting Team of FJS. The main responsibilities of AAs are assisting in accounts management, financial audits, management audits, and other risk based assessments. Candidates will spend majority of their time working under qualified chartered accountants with different clients. Allowances will be based on level of education and prior experience of the candidate.

Application forms can be downloaded from or email to Interested candidates should submit application before the 5pm on the 3rd March 2008.

For more information:
FJS Consulting Pvt Ltd
Maavadiyaage. Henveyru
Male; 20026, Maldives
Tel/Fax: 960 330 7071

A Vocational Institution to be established this year: Higher Education

In a print media conference, Assistant Executive Director – Maryam Nooraddeen of Ministry of Higher Education Employment and Social Security had stated that the works of a Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Center could be established this year. Furthermore, she said that it would not be just in name, and therefore trainings of qualified officials are going quite speedily at the moment.

In this bargain, it is said that they would be providing qualified employees to the expanding industrial bases and to the demands of the labor markets. Furthermore, Maryam Nooraddeen stated that the establishment of such a center would make way for the students in the secondary education sector to emerge as a qualified employee.

It is being decided that the students studying in different sectors of education are to be provided with the maximum opportunity to enhance their skills and as well the private sector is welcomed to work in this bargain. Besides, the establishment of a vocational training center and its structural organization was decided last year, by the government.

Ministry of Higher Education Employment and Social Security to form a Vocational Training College by end of 2008.

According to Aafathis News Service Ministry of Higher Education Employment and Social Security will form a Vocational Training College by end of 2008. This College will create additional training opportunities for the youth specially school leavers of grade 10.

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Friday, 22 February 2008

Diploma in Software Engineering and Diploma in Business Administration at IBS

IBS is starting Diploma Courses in Software Engineering and Business Administration in March 2008. All these courses are accreted by Maldives Accreditation Board. Duration is 2 years (4 semesters). Minimum requirement for entry is GCE O/L 3 passes or equivalent.

Computer Courses at Comtronics Training Centre starting in March 2008

Advanced certificate in web design and Application
Advanced Computer Courses in Office Management
Certificate Course in Computing (Level II)
Basic Course in Computer Applications (Level I)

Wednesday, 20 February 2008

Inaugration of Dhiraagu Apprentice Program

Dhiraagu has introduced an Apprentice Program for the work-age youth of the Maldives at a special ceremony held today at Nasandhura Palace Hotel in Male’, Maldives. This special program aims to improve the employability of Maldivian youth and is called “Dhiraagu Apprentice Program”(DAP). DAP is an educational and training program designed to provide the skills and knowledge needed for the specific discipline along which the apprentices are keen to develop a career in the information communication industry. The program provides the individuals with an earning while they learn.

During the official inauguration ceremony this morning, Mr Ismail Rasheed, Dhiraagu Chief Executive, stated that ‘the main objective of this program is to provide an opportunity for the youth of Maldives to obtain a structured training programme that would enable them to have an increased sense of professional competency leading to greater potential for career establishment/advancement and also earn while they learn. He also highlighted that the program is not limited only to Male’ but will be open for candidates across the nation to at the various Dhiraagu regional centres.’

The Chief Guest for the function, Minister of Tourism Dr Mahmoodh Shawgy highlighted that Dhiraagu is one of the highly successful companies in the Maldives that has been continuously investing in the training and development of its people. The Minister thanked the management of Dhiraagu for embarking on such an initiative that benefits the Maldivian community. Followed by the Minister’s speech, Dhiraagu Head of Human Resources - Ms Aminath Nazla made a presentation of DAP highlighting the details of this program. DAP is an ongoing initiative and each Apprentice will be on the program for a one year period, at the successful completion of which the apprentice will be awarded a completion certificate. To further enhance the benefits of the program some apprentices may even be offered an opportunity to complete a second year as an apprentice or additionally be offered a permanent employment with Dhiraagu; this will be subject to availability and performance of the apprentice during the program.

The program will provide apprentices with skills, knowledge and experience they would require to perform the job in their chosen discipline leading to better career opportunities in the future.

DAP will provide generic skills that are important for many jobs across different disciplines for apprentices. These will include skills such as communication, planning and organising, problem solving and decision making. This also comprise customer care and occupational health and safely.

The program aims to build confidence and self esteem in apprentices thereby aiding them to become effective team members at the work place and face the challenges in life. DAP will also help seek apprentices’ desired job – proving them with necessary skills to prepare themselves for employment interviews, researching jobs/vacancies and developing effective CVs.

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Tuesday, 19 February 2008


Cyprea Scholarships offers two scholarships annually for two Maldivian students enrolling in two of the faculties of the Maldives College for Higher Education; Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Studies and the Faculty of Management and Computing. Selections are made after the Faculties complete their enrollment each year. The scholarships cover the tuition fees of the selected students.

The program is in the process of expansion by way of providing more opportunities locally or abroad for further higher studies.

Even though recipients of Cyprea Scholarships are not expected to serve the Cyprea Group, they are expected to serve the Maldives after the completion of their studies.

Sunday, 17 February 2008

TMA announces scholarship scheme

Trans Maldivian Airways (TMA) has revealed that the company has opened scholarship opportunities for interested parties wishing to pursue a carrier in Aviation.

According to Marketing Manager Ahmed Latheef the scholarships are intended to enhance Tourism Industry. Latheef said every year 3 scholarships will be awarded to deserving candidates wishing to undertake a carrier in Aviation related activities.

Speaking at a news conference held at TMA base in Male’ International Airport on the 13 of this month, Latheef said arrangements have already been made for training of 5 pilots and 3 engineers. He further said 2 management courses have also been arranged.

Marketing Manager Latheef also revealed that effective 1 May 2008 the company will commence operation to a second destination. He revealed that Kadehdhoo of Gdh atoll was chosen as their second destination as resorts has been established in Ga, Gdh atoll.

He further revealed that due to high inflation salaries of all TMA staff will be raised by 5 to 15 % soon.

TMA has been in operation for sometime and specializes in air transfer of tourists to various resorts. In this regard TMA is key development partner of Maldives tourism industry.

Clique to launch HRDI

Clique will be launching "Human Resource Development Initiative" in November 2008. This is an intiative which will throw some light onto the huge corporate dilemma of staff recruitment and sustainability. Once the paper work is complete we will be ready to talk with HR heads of organisations that are in need recruiting and sustaining staff. More details will also be communicated via Clique newsletter and other means.

About Clique:
Clique Training Centre, established in August 2000, is one of the leading private institutions that offer internationally and locally recognized tertiary education programs. Read more...

Friday, 15 February 2008

Certificate I in Business Management

Conducted at IBS, starting on 15th February 2008

"Learning today – Leading tomorrow"

Management Concepts
Managerial Planning
Managerial Directing and Controlling
International Business Management

Accredited by Maldives Accreditation Board
Duration: 3 months
Course Fee: Rf 1000/-per month
Entry requirement: GCE O/L

Phone: 3327739

Kudahuraa Apprenticeship Class of 2009

"Your first step towards a successful career in the Hotel Business"

The Kudahuraa Apprentice is open to the Maldivian Nationals with the following profile:

20 years old male, or female, O/L and fluent in both written and spoken English, with an outgoing and enthusiastic personality, service attitude and excellent disciplinary record.
For the class of 2009, starting on June 9, 2008, the 6 descipline offered as follows.

Food and Beverage Service
Food and Beverage Preparation
Safe Maritime Transport
Water Sports

Application forms and brochures will be available at the schools listed below and Laamu Island Office

Interested applicants are welcome to attend for the interview
We will be visiting your schools on the following schedule

Laamu Atoll Education Center 16th Feb, 2-5pm
Maavashu School, 16th Feb 8-10pm
Qatar Ameer School 16th Feb 9-12pm

For more information please contact

Czar-John Panganiban
Appreineticeship Coordinator
Telephone: 6644888, Fax: 6646145

Brunei Scholarship Scheme 2008.

Bachelor of Education – Primary Education (Teaching English as a Foreign Language), 2 positions.

Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) have announced for the above scholarship. This is a scholarship under Brunei Scholarship Scheme 2008.

Application forms are available from DHET, from 8:30am – 14:00pm.

Deadline for application is 19th Feb 2008, before 14:00pm

Staff Development Program Scholarships, Ministry of Health

Scholarship chances has been announced under the Staff Development Program from the Ministry of Health. This includes 1 undergraduate course in the field of information Technology to be done in Malaysia.

Application forms and further details are available from Ministry of Health on official days from 9am to 1pm.

Eligible candidates are requested to apply before 14:00 on the 28th February 2008

ICCR Scholarship, India

Department of Higher Education and Training have announced for the ICCR Scholarship, India for 2008. This includes 2 under graduate scholarships where students can decide their own field of study. (Except medicine, MBBS and MDS)

Application forms and further information is available from Department of Higher Education and Training, phone: 3347406 / 3347405

Deadline for application is 20th February 2008 before 14:00

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