Tourism is big industry in Jinja, so there are many job opportunities in the service industry. In our Work 4 A Living program, we seek to equip and empower unemployed youth to get jobs and start businesses. Since the service industry has so many available jobs, we have begun running a new service and hospitality training program through Work 4 A Living called SERV with Excellence. This program is by invitation only as candidates need to have completed Work 4 A Living with a 3E (Excellent) or 4E (Exceptional) certificate and exhibited a servant heart in the program.
We take up to 10 students through a two week training program where we begin with character, servanthood, and service excellence and then move to hard skills such as taking orders, carrying trays, clearing tables, etc.
We had seven students achieve certificates in our first class and four have already found jobs in the service industry.
We sent two of our graduates for an interview for one open position at a very popular restaurant in Jinja and the owner couldn’t decide between the two. She wanted to test them out for two days each so she could make a decision on who to hire. After their two day trial, she still couldn’t decide between them and hired them BOTH!
We are very excited to be able to offer this new program in Jinja and put well trained, Spirit-filled, discipled people who know how to work to a standard of excellence into the workplace!