“Skills for Success – Employability Skills for Women” aims to assist participants in acquiring the knowledge, skills and tools needed to enter today´s challenging job market. The project also promotes the enhancement of women´s role as active members of society.
The programme will contribute towards the development of the participants’ employability skills via targeted English language training, job search tools and advice, and enhanced professional abilities, including computer and business skills.
By promoting the economic empowerment of women in the region, the project contributes to the mitigation of high unemployment rates among secondary-level educated women in the Southern Mediterranean. It also aims to improve the necessary work-force skills to support national and regional economies.
The implementation of the first phase of the project in Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco will start during the first half of 2014. The second phase will take place in Egypt and Lebanon in late 2014 and early 2015. Co-funding for the project’s first phase in Jordan, Tunisia and Morocco has been secured by the Norwegian Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs.
Skills for Success – Employability Skills for Women is promoted by AMIDEAST, a non-profit organisation engaged in international education, training and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. Established in 1951, AMIDEAST programmes and services touch the lives of half a million individuals a year – improving educational opportunities and quality, strengthening local institutions, and developing language and professional skills critical for success in the global economy.