Boosting Employability among Youth in Macedonia [closed]

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header_progettoPromoting a positive approach and proactivity among young people in Macedonia toword the work world 

Republic of Macedonia heavily suffers from high unemployment rate, especially among young people – young people between 25-29 years old have the higher unemployment rate. Most penalized are young gratuates, who are often lacking the preparation and skills on how to find a job. This leads to demotivate and demoralize them in their search for a job or creation of a second opportunity. Disappointed by not finding a job after degree, young people start divulgating bad news about the possibility to find a job, thus generating a general pessimistic climate that creates lack of  proactivity and reactivity.

Project lifetime
February – December 2013

The goals that the implementing organizations aim to achieve with this project are divided into general vs specific goals and they are as follows:

General goal:
–         Combating unemployment among the target group!

Specific goals:
–         Provision of a rich learning and stimulating environment for the target group as regards their employability skills;
–         Offering high-quality trainings and coaching to the target group on issues crucial for finding/creating a job;
–         Boosting their morale and optimism that finding a job or creating one is still an achievable “dream”;
–         Setting up direct contact between the target group and representatives of companies/organizations invited at the face-to-face workshop.

This project will envisage the creation of a training path on the issue of employment, realized in collaboration with the local Macedonian NGO ZIP Institute. The training path, designed exploiting different communication tools, includes distance training, a face to face workshop in loco and a coaching phase to participants, that is, Macedonian young unemployed people. Results of the project and the training material will be disseminated and promoted during and after the project. 

ZIP Institute, Skopje

Canton Ticino, Switzerland