Friday, 22 October 2021 01:45 GMT

German-, EU-funded training-for-employment project concludes training sessions


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency) Amman, Oct. 14 (Petra) -- An employability skills training project targeting Jordanian youths and Syrian refugees on Wednesday organized six sessions with the participation of about 60 Jordanian companies.
The project is part of a broader program dubbed "Qudra 2" (resilience-building for refugees, IDPs, returnees, and host communities in response to the protracted Syrian and Iraqi crises).
Co-funded by the European Union, Qudra 2 is commissioned by Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), jointly financed with the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis (EUTF Syria) and Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation.
The sessions aimed at introducing companies to human resource management in similar sectors, and interacting with them on best practices, legislation and related programs, including improving work environment conditions in participating companies, especially for people with disabilities, and increasing women footprint in the labor market.
This is in addition to providing job opportunities for the target group of the project, and adopting advanced/ digital human resource management solutions and systems to improve monitoring and control of diversity.
Project Director Iman Al-Hadwa said that the project, which was launched in 2020 and will continue until 2023, is designed to train about 2,000 Syrian refugee and Jordanian youth, with the aim of empowering and rehabilitating them through specialized training programs in professional and industrial fields, in line with the needs of the labor market.
She also indicated that the project aims to create more than 500 job opportunities after employers undergo training courses to create an attractive environment, noting that the training period ranges between 300-700 hours, half of which is practical in companies approved for training.
Al-Hadwa indicated that the Qudra 2 program aims to enhance the integration of Syrian refugees, displaced persons, returnees and host communities, develop skills for employment, and work with private sector institutions to improve human resources management in private institutions to address the needs of these workers.

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