SEMA’s trainees receive regular soft- and hard skills training that is beneficial to their personal development and any professional career. The programme includes group training, individual assignments, field data collection and mentorship from professional experts in research. At the end of the traineeship, trainees have developed a range of hard research skills, such as interviewing and data-analysis, as well as soft skills such as communication skills, critical thinking, team work, leadership and work ethic. Successful trainees are rewarded with a certificate at the end of the programme to validate their skills for future employment.
SEMA acknowledges the trainees effort to learn and appreciates their hard work by giving them monthly rewards, including announcing the outstanding trainee of the month.This monthly award is based on elements of timeliness, reliability, motivation, data quality and effective communication of the trainees to encourage them in stepping up the game each month in their performance. Outstanding trainees also get an opportunity to take separate learning tracks at the SEMA department of their choice.
SEMA TRAINEE OF THE MONTH AUGUST 2020
Nalwadda Phionah, a 20-year Makerere University student, joined SEMA as a research trainee with the aim of improving her career to impact social lives through better public service delivery. She says: "I am so glad that I have been blessed with this achievement. Great thanks to everyone. My experience in August working with SEMA was very good. In particular I thank Shine for the great support and everyone who did their best to support us, the trainees, when working in the field. I thank God that the clients were very willing and the officers at the stations were welcoming. I feel very humbled."