Imad Basher has a trio of VTP students and graduates working in his carpentry shop in the south Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. Tareq Obaidat, 18 years, is a 2016 graduate, Ashraf Seder, 17 years, is a second-year student in his training period, and Omar Halawani, 14 years, is a short course graduate, all working together in Imad’s shop. Short courses, typically between 50 and 120 hours, provide another option for learning new skills or refreshing an old skill. The short course are yet another opportunity for the VTP to serve the communities’ needs and give more students opportunities for employment.
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