Project Starting Date: 24 November 2010
Project End Date: 24 December 2012
Project Budget: € 1.300.000,00
Contractor: Employment Service Agency of the Republic of Macedonia (ESARM)
- Employers who will accept interns;
- Employers who will employ trained people within the project.
To integrate young people, long-term unemployed and women in the labour market.
To increase employability of unemployed young people, long-term unemployed and women by increasing their competences (knowledge, skills, and attitude).
- Improved employment perspectives for 512 young graduates, while reflecting the current labour market needs;
- 6600 unemployed persons have acquired general skills which will help them improve their competitiveness on the labour market;
- 839 long-term unemployed persons have acquired specific professional skills demanded on the labour market.
- Unemployed young persons aged 15-27;
- Long-term unemployed persons;
- Unemployed women;
In total, the Project targeted 7932 unemployed people from the above groups.
Key project activities:
The project consisted of three components:
Component 1 – Internship in Support of First Employment of Young Persons Up to the Age of 27;
Component 2 – Trainings for General Skills;
Component 3 – Trainings for Skills Demanded on the Labour Market.
The components’ objectives were:
Component 1 – Internship in Support of First Employment of Young Persons Up to the Age of 27
The programme improved unemployed persons up to the age of 27 into internships within companies for a period of three months in order to acquire first working experience.
More specifically, unemployed persons up to the age of 27 were involved in the internship programme for the purpose of acquiring first working experience.
A 1.1: Selection of employers
A 1.2: Selection of participants (interns) and signature of internship contracts
A 1.3: Implementation of internship contracts
Component 2 – Trainings for General Skills
The programme helped unemployed persons acquire skills which will help them improve their competitiveness on the labour market.
The following trainings for general skills were organized to improve the employability for unemployed:
- Language (basic and advanced courses, business courses and conversation);
- IT basic skills;
- Communication skills (writing CV and letter of interest, job interview, etc).
A 2.1: Development of a plan for organisation of trainings in the local employment centres
A 2.2: Recruitment of training experts for delivery of trainings
A 2.3: Selection of trainees and signature of a Statement of Agreement for participation
A 2.4: Implementation of trainings
Component 3 – Trainings for Skills Demanded on the Labour Market
The programme trained long-term unemployed persons for professional skills demanded in the labour market.
The trainings were carried out in a period of up to three months, depending on the type of training.
The following types of trainings were organized:
- Training for electrical fitters and electrical assemblers (plants, houses, etc.);
- Training for mechatronic systems;
- Training for mechatronic systems for light vehicles;
- Training in accounting;
- Training in catering services;
- Training for welders;
- Trainings for construction workers;
- Trainings for IT programmers (Java, other programme languages).
A 3.1: Selection of training providers
A 3.2: Selection of trainees and signature of a Statement of Agreement for participation
A 3.3: Implementation of training contracts