UNDP-JEFE Sign Vocational Training Partnership for Employment in Zarqa

تم نشره في Wed 1 February / Feb 2017. 01:00 AM
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AMMAN — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) signed a partnership agreement with Jordan Education for Employment (JEFE) to launch a demand-driven vocational training programme in Zarqa, targeting 240 Jordanian youth, of which 50 per cent at least are women.

In a statement released Wednesday, the UNDP said that the agreement is part of its ongoing efforts to mitigate the impact of the Syrian crisis on vulnerable Jordanian host communities.

JEFE will train the selected beneficiaries on high-demand vocational sectors as well as entrepreneurial skills. 90 beneficiaries out of the total 240 will receive access to financial support from UNDP and additional training to establish their microbusinesses while the rest will be provided with employment opportunities in the labour market, the statement added.

The project will provide a short-term income support for the beneficiaries while they gain new skills that are responsive to the demand of the labour market.