--- “The aim is to develop relevant workplace skills and knowledge for these young Liberians,” Sachdeva, the factory founder and CEO, stated.
The Jeety Rubber Factory has announced a short-term, high-paying job opportunity for 25 graduates of the Booker Washington Institute.
This opportunity is part of the factory's cadet program and is specifically aimed at graduates with knowledge in automotive, mechanical, and electrical engineering.
The program, designed to provide relevant workplace skills and knowledge to young Liberians, is a pathway to full employment once the factory starts operation by the end of the year.
The 25 selected beneficiaries will work alongside foreign experts to learn how to operate the factory equipment, which is currently being installed.
“The aim is to develop relevant workplace skills and knowledge for these young Liberians and to provide an opportunity for them to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real-world work situations,” the factory founder and CEO, Upjit Singh Sachdeva stated in his convocation speech at the BWI graduation ceremony over the weekend.
“I hope that the beneficiaries perform well as this opportunity is a pathway to full employment. The opportunity is being provided knowing that the factory, when open, will depend a lot on the local workforce, particularly those with technical knowledge.
“As a Liberian by heart, an Indian by passport, and a Margibian by residency, I have the moral responsibility to help BWI graduates position for success,” Sachdeva added.
The cadet program, in conjunction with the factory's annual internship program with BWI, aims to create industry-ready talents for immediate employment opportunities worldwide.
The internship program is reserved for the top 20 graduates in automotive, mechanical, and electrical engineering, and it will be available when the factory starts full operations in a few months.
Meanwhile, Sachdeva has encouraged the graduates to take risks while having a clear vision of what they want to achieve. He reminded them that failures will come along the way, but they should not be frightened.
"To live, you must continually reinvent yourself, or else you will fall by the wayside and be forgotten," he emphasized.
Sachdeva also called on the graduates to use their education, skills, and knowledge to make the world a better place, saying "You have a responsibility to be part of the solution. You have a responsibility to use your education, skills, and knowledge to make the world a better place."
He encouraged them to organize themselves into businesses, with each person bringing a different piece of their knowledge to solve the myriad of problems besetting Liberia.
"Whatever the ideal is, the advancement of technological development presents numerous opportunities for success. If you are frightened of failure, then you will not try anything that would lead to change.
“So I want you to take risks, dream big, and believe in yourself. You have the potential to achieve great things, and the world needs you. Never say to yourself ‘I’m afraid to fail.’ Those who face challenges, learn to innovate and stay afloat. This is the secret of successful people.”
“So I want you to take risks, dream big, and believe in yourself. You have the potential to achieve great things, and the world needs you,” Sachdeva added. “Do not forget to seize every opportunity that comes your way, as technological advancements have made the world a global village, where boundaries and distances have become almost insignificant.”