Barack Obama
Obama standing with his arms folded and smiling
44th President of the United States
In office January 20, 2009 – January 20, 2017
Vice President Joe Biden
Preceded by George W. Bush
Succeeded by Donald Trump
United States Senator from Illinois
In office January 3, 2005 – November 16, 2008
Preceded by Peter Fitzgerald
Succeeded by Roland Burris
Member of the Illinois Senate from the 13th district
In office January 8, 1997 – November 4, 2004
Preceded by Alice Palmer
Succeeded by Kwame Raoul
Personal details
Born Barack Hussein Obama II(1961-08-04) August 4, 1961 (age 55)Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Michelle Robinson (m. 1992)
  • Malia
  • Sasha
Relatives See Family of Barack Obama
Awards Nobel Peace Prize (2009)Profile in Courage Award (2017)

President Barack Obama

A New Start Job-Training
School with Employment and Business Service/Consultancy

Office  00251913064266  8976 TIN: 0004526981
Nifas Silk Lafto VAT: 9186100121
Woreda 12 E-mail:
House NO New:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Hands-On Training/A New Start Job Training- Simple & Effective

Hands-On Training is a simple and effective method for on-the-job trainers who work with 1 or more people at a time. Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Skills for constructive contribution A New Start, The Hands-On Training & Optional Practical Training and Job Training Method are:
• Prepare/Step- Plan
• Theoretical
• Present
• Practice
• Evaluate
• Review

An open application and working together

Dear President, Excellency,
I want set up a job training school in your country, together with the Government. We can train many peoples to help them and prepare them for a job
I am very interested in the function as Field Manager, Job Coach/Trainer and Recruitment Officer/Coordinator in your country. I have been working 7 years as Job-Coach/Job/Trainer/Finder and Job-Matcher in Holland, 10 years in Romania and 7 years in Ethiopia (Addis Ababa). I have set up a job training school in Addis Ababa with an Occupational Standard. In The school we train graduate nurse with COC for home care in Ethiopia. I have made special job training for home care in Ethiopia. Many nurse have no job that’s why I start this training, our school is the only school that has the license to train the nurses and baby sitter for home care, we give job training in; sales, waiter, bartender, cook, cleaning, customer handling/service, civil security, labour worker, supervisor, manager, graduates and more. I am also the troubleshooter in the school and the general manager. I am the coordinator of the projects. In Ethiopia I train manager, degree holder, supervisor and workers on the job place and in the class. We trained people on the job place, in the restaurant, hotel, office, organization, ministry and more places. The people learn: communicating with others, social skill training and skill training course, cleaning, working with machinery and equipment, tools, painting, office work and more. I think, (social) skill team building, customer handling, motivation, discipline, structure, communication, confidence, love, discipline is the most important in the job training.
I am now working in Ethiopia. I have set-up a Job-Training School in Ethiopia. I work on it more than 4 years before we started school. We are a TVET (Technical Vocational Training Educative School) with an Occupational Standard. It is a school for Graduates from the university, graduates, and people with low levels who have no chance in the labor market. The majority of the training is practical (80%) and the rest in the classroom. I think we are only school in Africa. We give short training. We are also the only school that migrants (people who for a job down an Arab country go) trains. Ethiopia is a country where the development in the field of social responsibility, business development, management and structure takes time, since Ethiopia is a country with many traditions and it needs time, tactics and knowledge of the culture needed to break.
I think a lot of trainings are in the line of your organization and the same what I do in Ethiopia and what I did in The Netherlands and Romania. In Ethiopia we prepare many Ethiopians for a job in them country or for a couple of years in an Arabic Country and we accompanied and train them on their workplace.
I am very motivated and it is a new challenge for me, to progress and developed my job training program.
We set –up an assembly factory from cars in Ethiopia, with subsidy from The Netherlands. I have been worked for 2 years in that factory as coordinator. Due to circumstances I quit this company. Now I have a school that has more affinity with your organization. My school A New Start Business Consultancy & Job Training Service / School in Addis Ababa, The first and only job training school in Africa. The Ethiopian Government has requested me to start a job training school. It is a job-training school geared for high level educated people, for peoples who have no chance on the job market or peoples who wants grade-up them profession., every level of profession needs this job training.

We are this moment the only school that can train the migrants and give them I Certificate. I have a lot of work experience in Holland (I am a Dutch), Romania en in Ethiopia.
A New Start Business, Consultancy & Job-Training Service.
The service provided by A New Start, to the migrants are as follows: legal documentation, communication and contracts between The Ethiopian government, foreign countries, legal employment agency, legal advice to the migrants, better insurance, professional advice in better suited jobs for individuals. We give our students proper tutorials on their working and human rights according to the Ethiopian and International labour laws.
We give basic language training according to the country of work destination, we prepare them for the job by providing job-training, social skill training, skill training, mental and physical preparation, most importantly the culture/religion training and how to adapt in the country of destination e.g. If the trainee is going to an Arab country where Islam is their religion we educate them by answering questions like What is Islam/Muslim? Etc. The reason why Filipinos and Indonesian labourers get well paid and treated with respect, is because they receive our kind of training in their countries and then allowed to leave only after passing the necessary tests. This way we insure the safety of our trainee and support the Ethiopian labour ministry with tackling vital problems. We also have happy families who worry about their loved ones, whose main reason to leaving there home and country is to provide for their families.

The main aim and objectives of A New Start:
• A New Start provides appropriate representation with employers, agents/brokers and government authorities.
• A New Start will serve as a link between family, agents and employer.
• Monitoring of daily situation, circumstances and activities affecting migrant workers.
• Networking with institutions and universities. We provide interns with practical work environments for at least a year and help find suitable jobs within Africa or any international countries.
• Job-Coaching, Job-Training, Job-Matching and Job-Finding.
• We provide comprehensive Job-Training Education Program for: hotel management, household service workers, graduated nurses with (COC) certification, construction workers sale/acquisition workers (supermarket, bartender, messenger, etc) civil security workers, baby sitter, domestic workers, professional cleaners.
• The country of destination specific orientation training. Participants are trained with a comprehensive information/profile of the job- culture, job- norms and job- values, rules, laws, health and safety, and the necessary procedures in the country of destination
• Comprehensive job training in Languages, Arabic, and English, job talking (talk and listen).
• Ergo Therapy, teaching how to work in a relaxed manner in your job places without damaging your body (example, how to stand and bend, how to lift weights, how to use sharp things such as knife, etc).
• Stress Management (What can you do against stress?)
• Prepare them for their new life in the country of destination. The culture, values and norms. Lifestyle of the country of destination. What kind of clothes you are allowed to wear?
• A New Start is a job-training company train’s people to improve their qualification as per their education level and according to the employees skill and talents need in an individual.

What is ergo-therapy and how can you practice to yourself.

Ergo Therapy is teaching how to work lightly in a relaxed manner in your job places without damaging your body (example, how to stand and bend, how to lift weights, how to use sharp things such as knife, etc). In this area our company has made a lot of performances and public awareness:
• Home safety,
• Safety in the kitchen’
• Safety training in using the machineries and liquid materials
• Safety on the job floors
• Company safety

A New Start is licensed company to provide the below courses for individuals who are planning to work in any of the fields listed below, be it in Ethiopia, Africa or any international countries.

Short Job-Training - Duration between - 3weeks to 3 months

Ethiopian Occupational Standard (EOS)

EOS: Domestic Works and Care Giving Job-Training for Migrants and Returnees NEW
EOS: CSW (Community Service Work) NEW
EOS: Hotel Management, after graduation NEW
EOS: Marketing/Management, after graduation NEW
EOS: Sales/Acquisition NEW
EOS: Home Care Giving NEW
EOS: Home Care/Baby Sitter, after graduation Nurse NEW
EOS: Clinical Nursing, after graduation NEW
EOS: Public Health Nursing, after graduation NEW
EOS: Nursing and Home Care Service, after graduation for Nurse NEW
EOS: Home Care Giving and Professional Cleaning/Cook NEW
EOS: Professional Cleaning NEW
EOS: Home Service NEW
EOS: Housekeeping and Laundry Service. NEW
EOS: Housekeeping/Cook NEW
EOS: Civil Security NEW
EOS: Guide and Customer Service, after graduate for Guide/Tourism NEW
EOS: Customer Service/Handling NEW
EOS: Provide Care and Service to Elderly peoples and peoples with a social problem NEW
EOS: Labour Construction NEW
EOS: Safety on the Job-Floor NEW
EOS: Drivers with licenses and experienced driving for over 5 years and above NEW

We also provide through our recruitment division individuals who have qualified certificates e.g. diplomas, bachelors, masters etc, interested in working abroad.
Note: We are more than happy to provide you with class schedules and quotation as per request.
The Worldbank did a research in your country and my school give this job training.
What skills are employers looking for in Vietnam’s workforce?
Cũng có ở Tiếng việt
Last month, we asked you for your views about whether Vietnam’s workforce is ready for the future, "from rice to robots". Developing a skilled workforce for an industrialized economy by 2020 is one of the stated top priorities of Vietnam, now that it has joined the ranks of middle-income countries. Not surprisingly, education reform was on the minds of members of the Central Committee of the Communist Party during a recent meeting. However, education is also hotly debated by Vietnam’s citizens as seen and heard in an online discussion on human resource development, organized by the World Bank and Vietnam Net, a local online newspaper, and by readers of our blog.
Vietnam Net reader Nguyễn Văn Hưng summarized what was on many readers' minds, asking what the criteria for a high quality labor force are. Put differently, which skills does Vietnam's workforce need today and over the coming decade? In seeking answers to these questions, I propose to start by talking to employers now to listen what they have to say.
The World Bank together with the Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM), one of Vietnam’s top think tanks, recently conducted a survey of 350 manufacturing and service sector firms in Hanoi and HCMC and surrounding provinces. It focused on understanding what employers think about the skills of their current workforce and what skills they are looking for.
Critical thinking, communication, team work
The results are not what you might think. First of all, employers say they are not happy with the quality of education and the skills of the available workforce, in particular its engineers and technicians. The dissatisfaction is especially pronounced among those businesses that are expected to carry Vietnam's transition to an advanced industrialized economy: its innovative and exporting firms.
Second, employers say they are not just looking for technical skills, such as the practical ability of an electrician to do the job. They are equally looking for what experts call "cognitive" and "social", or "behavioral", skills. For example, next to job-specific technical skills, critical thinking comes out as the most desired skill for white collar workers, followed by problem-solving, leadership and communication skills. Team work and problem-solving skills are considered important for blue collar workers. These findings are consistent with the opinions of many readers, like Barbara Shaw Miller who commented on our previous blog that there is a need to encourage critical thinking.
What does this mean for education reform?
These findings tell us three important things. First, a skills strategy for Vietnam should not just look at technical and vocational education and training (TVET) and university education. Critical thinking skills or team work are learned much earlier - in preschool, primary and secondary education. Yes, TVET and universities need to provide technicians and engineers with the theoretical and practical skills they need in their jobs – and many schools and universities in Vietnam can do better. But that is not enough. What young people learn, or fail to learn, in general education is just as important to employers.
Second, employers have a message for teachers and principals in primary and secondary schools. Critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills are not acquired though rote learning where the teacher lectures and pupils copy – still the reality in many Vietnamese schools. If Vietnam's education system is to deliver the skills that employers want, the method of instruction will need to change.
Third, the views by Vietnamese employers are very similar to those of employers in much more advanced middle and high income economies. Talk to employers in any industrial sector in England or Germany: They will tell you that critical thinking and communication skills among workers are also in high demand but lacking. This means that by reorienting its education system to focus more on teaching these types of skills, Vietnam can prepare itself to deliver skills that will never go out of fashion and are important in almost any industry.
Vietnam Net reader M Đồng asked what strategy for skills development Vietnam should adopt as it transitions from an agricultural to an industrialized economy. This question recognizes that in Vietnam today many workers are still employed in agriculture. Also, Vietnam’s abundant and relatively cheap labor may still be its comparative advantage in manufacturing.
So is now the right time to focus on skills for an industrialized economy? Absolutely. Vietnam's economy and that of its neighbors and competitors are changing fast. Already there is talk that China's days as the world's factory for low-cost products may be counted. Rising wages across countries in South-East Asia signal that low cost, low skill jobs may be lost faster than building a workforce that is educated and trained for high tech jobs. As our blog reader Phasina argues, if Vietnam wants to be ahead of the curve, it is right in preparing to act now.
Where to start?
Many readers asked where to start in improving the skills of the workforce? What should education reform focus on now? Education reform is unlikely to be successful if it is set by directive by government officials. Experience from around the world suggests that the fundamental education reforms that are needed to prepare the Vietnamese workforce for the future require an open discussion in society, involving businesses, schools and universities, parents and students and the authorities at different levels. That discussion needs to start with a forum for employers to communicate what they are looking for - and to ensure that everyone gets the message: critical thinking, communication and teamwork are the skills of the future.

My profile;
I work 7 years in Ethiopia.
My first job was at Holland Car in Modjo seventy kilometers from Addis Baba. It is the first company in, young people, students, and migrants, basically for everyone. We provide job training in hotel management such as: Cook, Waiter, Cleaner and more, Customer Service, Sales / Acquisition, Marketing and Management, Social Skill Training. Skill training, Cultivation, Safety on the job floor, Communication, Professional Cleaning, Home Care and much more. We also advise and train companies. We combine training in the workplace and in the classroom. The big problem is that most people / students do not experience in their profession. I am now working with the government trying to tackle this problem structurally. We have done research on the living conditions of the elderly in Addis Ababa and the migrants who migrate to the Arab countries, because there are many problems like the young ladies to migrate for three or more years. I have advised them and with the Minister spoke and he is very interested in my plan and the training. I have worked in the Netherlands with Advice Bureau De OverStap as facilitator / trainer/ coach of the final year students of the University Windesheim at Zwolle, Troubleshooter, Job Coach, Job Matching, Job Finding and Welfare Worker as a supervisor. It was the guidance and training of those social problems, people with a related disorder, criminals, etc. I was also purchaser of the company and tried a workplace for them to find / create. In that time I have built a large network of companies, organizations and many organizations. I have for my company all the permits and licenses. I am also registered with the tax. I have a Resident Card for Ethiopia.

I was the National Futsall Trainer from the Netherlands NCS (Nederlandse Culturele Sportbond).
I have the Certificate Coach 1 in Football from the KNVB (koninklijke nederlandsche voetbalbond).
We play the CSIT International Championships Indoor Soccer and play against: Brazil, Bulgaria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Letland, Litouwen, Russia and Senegal. Holland becomes the Bronze Medallion (number 3 of the world). I was a success coach in football

Humanitarian work.
For years I worked as a volunteer for the Humanitas Foundation, as a companion for elderly people.
I'm ten years coordinator of the Living Car Shipment been throughout the Netherlands. We work for the gypsies in the village band in Romania. My work consisted of: The construction of projects, sponsor projects, applying for grants, applying for permits in the Netherlands and Romania to promote the project, discussions with ministries, mayors, councilors, associations, NGOs, businesses and much more. We also talked about human rights in Geneva. I have done many interviews in the newspapers, television, radio and much more. I have done many seminars and lectures in Romania, Genève and The Netherlands and in Ethiopia. This is a part of my profession.

Personal Information
Name Hendrik de Vlugt
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12/19/1953
Birth Elburg
Personal Status Divorced
Children One son, Patrick (37 years)
Nationality Dutch
Address in The Netherlands: Konijnenvelt 12, 8017 LM Zwolle in The Netherlands
Address in Addis Ababa Lafto, PO Box no: 8976
Addis Ababa in Ethiopia.
Mobile phone in Addis 002,519 (0) 913 064 266

Studies and work
1966 - 1970 3 years Mulo the Marnix school in Zwolle
1985 - 1990 part-time study The Theological Academy House Ter Heide
2003 Social work and business extension service and Job Coach
The Windesheim High School in Zwolle
I have done many short courses (for Autistic peoples, handicaps, peoples with a crime background, peoples with a drug or alcohol problem, peoples with social problem, peoples with a mental problem, how to integrate elderly peoples in the society, peoples who can not find a job, in sport and education and many more short courses.
1997 - 2003 worked as a job coach/trainer/finder, the coordinator for the company and the projects, I trained the manager, super visor and the worker in the company in customer handling, I did social work, acquisition and networking and I was a trouble shooter for the company
2004- startup school and company in the Netherlands and Ethiopia.
2004 - 2005 worked as a coordinator at Holland Car.
2007 - 2008 worked as a coordinator at Yaval Construction and Training Center in Addis Ababa
2008 - 2013 I am working in my own school A New Start Business Consultancy & Job Training School / Service in Addis Ababa
I have worked for more than 10 years as coordinator, setting up projects and promoting many actions for organizations
For many years I worked in the hospitality industry.
I speak, listen and write in English.
I speak, listen and write in Duits (Germany).
And of corse I speak, listen perfect in Dutch (The Netherlands) my mother language
I hope I have given you enough information

Hendrik de Vlugt

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