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President Faure visits Seychelles Employment Transition Scheme (SETS)

19 August 2020 | Employment

President Danny Faure visited the headquarters of the Seychelles Employment Transition Scheme (SETS) at the International Conference Centre Seychelles (ICCS), Room 2, this morning. His visit aligns with his series of visits to key services.

Welcomed by the Chairperson of SETS, Mr Aubrey Lucas, and the Chief Executive Officer of SETS, Mr Guy Morel, the President was introduced to the staff working for SETS and obtained a first-hand understanding of their daily operations across sections such as data collection, monitoring and evaluation, human resources, customer operations as well as information technology. The staff expressed their gratitude at the opportunity to maintain employment and explore a new sector. The President was also given a video presentation on the SETS database project, which captures all the information about their clients and registered companies looking to recruit.

President Faure expressed his satisfaction with how SETS has grown since its establishment last month and thanked the team for the excellent work they are doing, saying, “I am proud that we have SETS here in Seychelles, and that we have a structure in place to support those made redundant. This is not the case in all countries. SETS is doing extraordinary work and I wish to congratulate all of you for your efforts. You have been given a noble undertaking to support peoples’ livelihoods, help families and mitigate against economic disruptions from COVID-19. I am encouraged when I see all of you here and I count on your continuous support.”

SETS was mandated to facilitate the retraining, up-skilling and temporary work placement services for those made redundant, supporting re-entry into the labour market as jobs become available whilst providing financial services. Presently, SETS has 18 staff, all who had previously been made redundant. To date, it has received a total of 550 applicants from those made redundant, 70 of which have already secured employment.

 

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