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The EU publishes important results under the Skills4Jobs Programme

On July 15, the world celebrates Youth Skills Day, highlighting the importance of developing young people and equipping them with modern knowledge and skills. This motivation drives the European Union to implement various programmes and initiatives in Georgia.

One of the most notable and large-scale EU programmes is Skills4Jobs. Launched in its second phase in Georgia in 2019, this programme has funded 9 projects with a total of €7 million, yielding impressive results, including:

  • 1 741 job seekers employed
  • 6 505 job seekers trained in core skills, entrepreneurship, and IT
  • 9 236 job seekers benefitted from tailored assistance and skills-building
  • 1 108 internships provided
  • 26 new demand driven vocational education and training programmes in various fields
  • 15 vocational education and training institutions assisted in programme development.
  • 19 career guidance and employment centres created
  • 4 health and safety courses introduced in higher education institutions
  • 90 public schools and 10 vocational education and training institutions created youth coding and tech entrepreneurial clubs

    This is an incomplete list of achievements that participants in the Skills4Jobs programme benefitted from across 8 regions of Georgia(Autonomous Republic of Adjara, Guria, Samegrelo-Zemo Svaneti, Racha-Lechkhumi and Kvemo Svaneti, Imereti, Shida Kartli, Kvemo Kartli, Kakheti,). Within the framework of the Skills4Jobs project, multiple employment forums were held in various cities, numerous training sessions were organised, and hundreds of people completed short-term professional education courses to enhance their skills.

    The goal of the 9 implemented projects is to assist thousands of Georgian citizens in finding jobs by matching their skills to the labour market requirements, a major challenge for Georgia’s competitiveness and economic growth. These projects address this goal by strengthening quality vocational education and training (VET), improving continuing education opportunities, and promoting entrepreneurship. The programme ensured the involvement of all stakeholders, including the private sector and the state, making the results more tangible.

    The second phase of the Skills4Jobs programme will conclude this year. The EU, as Georgia’s partner and largest donor, remains committed to supporting the development of highly qualified, in-demand personnel and advancing the country’s progress.

    See more about the programme results here

    Employment centers established with the EU support

    Boosting employment in Georgia

    First professional steps together with the EU

    EU-funded TechClubs in Kakheti region

    EU support to youth employment – Lasha Lominadze

    EU support to youth employment – Lela Vanadze

    EU support to youth employment – Nika Bejuashvili

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