Capacity building training for the job councellors

01 Oct 2012

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The Capacity Building Training, which was developed by the United Nations Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya” for the İŞKUR job, counsellors ended on 22 September.

New Horizons - The job counselling services which started within İŞKUR as of June 2012 aim at providing exclusive solutions to Turkey’s employment problems with inroducing the latest and more effective approaches.

The training programme which was developed by the UN Joint Programme “Growth with Decent Work for All: National Youth Employment Program and Pilot Implementation in Antalya” aims at contributing İŞKUR’s institutional capacity building efforts.

Training programme held in two sessions

The first session of the training was held on June 18- 10 July.

Some of the titles covered at the first session of the training were “Effective Access, Matching and Job Replacement in Job Counselling”, “Activities about Rural Agriculture and Employment by FAO and international best practices”, “Basic Life Skills for Immigrant Youth”, “Service Delivery that is Sensitive to Gender and Disadvantaged Groups”.

In the second phase of the training programme, job counsellors from Antalya and Alanya İŞKUR offices also participated.

UN Joint Programme provided technical support and expertise in these trainings as it was the case during the first phase.

100 participants benefited from the trainings that were given by the Turkish and foreign experts with the coordination of the UN Joint Programme.

Some of the titles that were covered at the second session by experts included: “Basic Life Skills Trainings for the Immigrant Youth and Job Counsellors”, “Rural Employment in Antalya” and “Sectoral Growth in Antalya”

Joint Programme aims at reducing unemployment

The target of the UN Joint Programme is to increase the percentage in placements of young unemployed people into decent jobs.

The Joint Programme aims at reducing youth unemployment and increasing the participation of young women in the labour force.

It is funded by the MDG Achievement Fund entrusted to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) by the Government of Spain, in cooperation with İŞKUR (National Employment Agency) and United Nations Organisations ILO (International Labour Organization), IOM (International Organization for Migration), FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations) and UNDP.