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Agreement to implement project "Youth and employability: supporting FORSATI programme" signed.

(TAP) -- Vocational Training and Employment Minister Imed Hammami and Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Office for Maghreb countries Mohammed Ali Deyahi signed, on Tuesday in Tunis, a partnership agreement on the implementation of the project "Youth and employability: supporting FORSATI programme".

The Youth and Employability" project, which aims to support and supervise youth benefitting from the FORSATI programme in Beja, Jendouba, Siliana and Kef regions, runs over the period from January 2017 to December 2018.

Funded by the Kingdom of the Netherlands with a budget estimated at $7 million (over 16 million Tunisian dinars), the project aims to provide quality coaching for young job-seekers from the north-western regions for better access to the labour market, National Co-ordinator of the project Nawel Marzouki said.

This project aims to help labour market institutions, social partners, non-governmental organisations and stakeholders to be better equipped so as to provide consulting and vocational guidance services to young job-seekers, Marzouki said at the two-day national workshop on the "Youth and Employability" project held by the Vocational Training Ministry.

Director of International Co-operation at the National Agency for Employment and Self-Employment (ANETI), Salwa Lachhab pointed out that several workshops will be held during this meeting so as to develop a detailed action plan to launch the "Youth and Employability" project.

85 thousand young job-seekers have benefited from the FORSATI programme, Vocational Training and Employment Minister Imed Hammami said, adding that 25 thousand young people will benefit from the Dignity Contract in 2017.

These programmes have helped reduce the unemployment rate to 15% in 2017 against 18% in 2011, the minister added.

Director of ILO's office for Maghreb countries Mohamed Ali Deyahi said the project "Youth and Employability: Supporting FORSATI programme" will help job-seekers to access the necessary information and mechanisms to integrate the labour market confidently.

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Date:Apr 18, 2017
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