Youth for Development, the founder of the original vocational program, is planning to become completely non-operational in 2012 and as such has taken decisions and measures to phase out its operational programs by transferring them to local partners. Youth for Development is the local organization that will acquire NPA’s vocational training program in addition to all the program’s tangible and intangible assets including human resources, buildings, equipment and goodwill. YFD will use the current platform to develop the program further and incorporate interventions and strategies that will focus on the relevant and contextual needs of the young people in the community.


Youth vocational training program is a joint-venture with UNRWA.  Daily classes start at 7:30 A.M. and end at 2:45 P.M. from Monday till Friday, whereas Saturdays are managed for extracurricular activities.


The duration of this course is two semesters 19 weeks each.  As trainees finish their second semester and before they receive their Diplomas, they will undergo a four week on-the-job training.  The training periods are 1470 with 35 periods per week of 50 minutes each period. 


(A) Business & Office Management Course:

This course accepts about 150 trainees annually who have completed secondary level.



Intensive training during the academic year covers the subjects indicated herewith, topics being briefly summarized under each subject. To qualify, a trainee should receive this intensive training, and should undergo a four-week on-the-job training in a recognized private/public enterprise.

Arabic & English Keyboarding (I & II): Use the touch system to type and display – mainly from manuscript – business letter, personal correspondence, tabular work and statements, commercial and legal documents, envelope addressing, reports, memorandums, circulars, display work, literary work, technical work and minutes of meeting. Achieve Accurate Speed 45 w/m.

Lebanese Accounting System (I & II): Fundamentals of Lebanese Accounting for service, Merchandising businesses, dealing with the accounts, extraction financial statements manually and automatically, solving problems, simulation and reinforcement activities, furthermore application of an accounting project on computer using different software.

Principles of Accounting (I & II): Details of the accounting  cycle for all types of businesses: accounting equation, financial statements, steps in major accounting processes including journalizing, posting, preparing the worksheet and the closing process. Performing evaluation techniques, simulations and projects.


Office Management, Business Filing and Records Management

Functions of an office, duties of an office worker, the role of the secretary in processing the incoming and outgoing mail, scheduling appointments. Filing rules, filing procedures, filing systems, follow-up system, charge-out system, transfer and store records system, filing equipment and supplies, and managing records.


Business Statistics & Research Methods

Introduction to statistics, data collection methods, sampling, frequency distribution, accuracy and approximation, presentation of data, mean, median and mode.  Students will acquire the ability to assess what constitutes food academic research and understand the distinction between applied, strategic and basic research and their implications. Training on SPSS Program.


Introduction to Business

Knowledge of local and international markets, functions of the commercial banks, export and import transactions, insurance policies and transporting.


Information & Communication Techonology I & II

Acquainting trainees to the basic computer hardware components and use of computers in office management namely:  IT and Microsoft Office.  The course intends to broaden the trainees' knowledge to software tools and their efficient use in office systems, data management, presentation, graphics and web designs.


Introduction to Management

It is the study of the fundamentals of the managerial functions including planning, organizing, leading and controlling in national and transitional organizations.


English for Business I & II

Oral and written communication in the language of businesses,  in addition to skills related to the following themes:  Business situations – letters, faxes, memos – summaries, notes, reports – working environment – international trade – money matters – marketing – processes and operations – jobs careers – sales and negotiations. Writing effective business letters and other business documents – the inquiry, replies to inquires, unsolicited sales letters, collection letters, memorandoms, progress reports, CVs, application forms and application letters.


Accounting Software Applications

Applying accounting concepts of both American and Lebanese systems by using automated accounting softwares.


Introduction to Marketing

Internal and external environment, concept, strategies and tactics, segmentation and marketing mix. The role of the 7Ps and 7Cs in every transaction, whether it be a product or a service.


Business Law

Introduction to the legal concepts survey of the Lebanese system, notably contracts laws, commercial papers, personal and real property, agencies, partnership, corporation, bankruptcies and labor.


Introduction to Selling

The role of the sales function, the sales administration function, creating sales opportunities, preparing for sales meetings, need and problem identification, sales presentation, basic negotiation techniques, an

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