Program Gives Skills, Jobs to Unemployed Persons

Eleven persons have new jobs as drivers, auto mechanics and auto electricians at a Sarajevo-based transportation company, thanks to a program funded by the European Union.

Twenty persons participated in the education program organised by the Local Partnership of Novi Grad Sarajevo Municiaplity. Fifteen of them with secondary education completed the program successfully, while four persons with higher education will continue with the education program for a further two months. The goal of this training is to give young unemployed people a chance to improve their knowledge and skills so they could meet the demands of employers.

The Local Partnership in the Sarajevo municipality of Novi Grad is one of 15 partnerships in the country under the Support to Local Employment Partnerships in BiH project. This €4 million-worth project funded by the EU and implemented by the International Labor Organization aims to increase employability of some 2,000 people and to create at least 620 new jobs in 22 municipalities.

More than 70 persons have been employed so far under the project, in wood, metal, textile and leather industry, agriculture, food production, tourism, IT, transportation and entrepreneurship.

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