News Archive 2021

On-the-job training for 20 unemployed, Help mediator between them and employers

19. 07. 2021

A total of 20 unemployed Montenegrin citizens were given the opportunity to train in the next six months to work for private employers in various fields from IT (information technology), through tourism, other various services, management jobs, to deficient craft jobs.

As part of the follow-up of the previous a new project “Socio-economic empowerment of the Western Balkans” (February 2021 – December 2022) funded by the German Government, Help continued with the proved successful model of connecting and networking unemployed and employers for various deficient occupations predominantly in the north of Montenegro (60 percent): Berane, Pljevlja, Rozaje and Bijelo Polje, but also in other cities (40 percent). Thus, 12 unemployed people from the north and eight in other cities were hired for on-the-job training.

During the six-month training, the unemployed will receive vocational training from various deficient occupations that are needed in the labor market, while 15 of them (the same ratio of 60 percent north, 40 percent the rest) will receive special training and they will receive a certificate of the acquired skills.

Employers, on the other hand, will be motivated to keep workers, if they successfully complete the training, for a minimum of 12 months, by supporting them by providing the equipment necessary to expand their business.

As before, Help is a mediator in networking employers and the unemployed. That the model is successful has been confirmed by the fact that this time the employers with whom we cooperated on previous projects applied, such as the driving school “Victoria” or the furniture factory “Arte Home” from Berane, with which we are successfully cooperating for the third time. The previous unemployed who were trained with them are now their permanent employees.

The training started on July 1 and will last until the end of 2021. The unemployed will be supported with 250 Euro during the six-month training to cover the costs during the training.

The overall goal of the regional project “Socio-economic empowerment of the Western Balkans” is to revitalize the economy of the Western Balkans and in addition to supporting the reduction of unemployment and strengthening vulnerable groups, the project envisages continued assistance to Montenegro several programs: infrastructure project – assistance for the reconstruction of a pig farm, provision of a line for production/knitting of steel mesh, as well as professional training of prisoners, who will have significantly better chances for employment and socialization thanks to post-release training.

The goal of the program is to create mechanisms and networks for the empowerment of marginalized groups and their inclusion in society, including recovery from the consequences of measures introduced due to COVID-19.

The total value of the project for Montenegro is 505,600 Euro.
Apart from Montenegro, the socio-economic empowerment project is being implemented in Albania, BiH, Kosovo and Serbia. The German government has set aside a total of 3.35 million euros for this program, which will be completed by the end of 2022.

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