Skills for Success – Employability Skills for Women
Context and objectives
Skills for Success – Employability Skills for Women provided disadvantaged women with the skills, knowledge and tools to enter the labour market, while developing women’s roles within society.
The programme helped participants build their employability by providing English language training, job-search tools and advice, and improving professional abilities, including computer and business skills.
By promoting the economic empowerment of women in the region, the project helped tackle high unemployment rates among women educated to a secondary level in the Southern Mediterranean. It also aimed to boost the skills of the work force in order to support national and regional economies.
The project was implemented in Jordan, Morocco and Lebanon and was extended to Egypt and Tunisia.
Helped disadvantaged women acquire the knowledge and skills to enter the job market.
Helped enhance women’s role in society.
Improved work-force skills to support national and regional economies.
2014 – 2015
The project was promoted by AMIDEAST, a non-profit organisation engaged in 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. They work to improve educational opportunities and quality, strengthening local institutions, and developing language and professional skills critical for success in the global economy.
450 unemployed and economically-disadvantaged young women with completed secondary school education (90 per country).
A four-month (320-hour) programme teaching participants the personal and professional skills needed to expand their job opportunities and increase their earning potential.
The provision of additional tools and advice for the participants in the process of job hunting to ensure their access to local labour markets.
A pool of trained individuals ready to take up employment in both the public and private sectors.
450 women equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully compete for entry-level jobs.