UfM backs project to develop employability skills for women
Barcelona, 2nd July 2012. The Senior Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean labeled on 28 June 2012 the project “Skills for Success – Employability Skills for Women”. The project is an employability-skills-training programme directed at young, disadvantaged and unemployed women, who would have completed their secondary school education. Its aim is to assist participants in acquiring the knowledge, skills and tools needed to enter today´s challenging job market, as well as enhance women´s role as active members of society. The project’s pilot phase will be implemented in the capitals of Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan.
The program will contribute towards the development of the participants’ global communication abilitiesvia targeted English language training and enhanced professional skills, including computer and business skills development and job search tools and advice.
By addressing the challenge of economic empowerment of the women in the region, the project contributes to the mitigation of the problem between high unemployment rates and secondary-level educated women in the Southern Mediterranean. In general terms, it also aims at the improvement of work-force skills necessary to support national and regional economies.
“Skills for Success – Employability Skills for Women” is promoted by AMIDEAST, a private, non-profit organization established in 1951 and present in the five countries under the project’s focus via regional offices.
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