EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN Program, funded by the European Union through the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, “Madad”, and managed by the German Jordanian University, launched on 25 November the results of the research study entitled “Jordanian Labor Market Needs“.
This study aims to identify the needs of the Jordanian labor market, the required skills, and to evaluate employment options for Jordanian youth and Syrian refugees. The desk study, which drew on statistics from the Amman Chambers of Industry and Commerce, found there were high hopes for employment during the recovery period following COVID-19.
The European Union representative, Mr. Giulio Gentile, stated “The EU is proud to support EDU-SYRIA programme that is not only focused on educational aspects, rather it aims to enhance the employability of vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian refugee youths. “Learn to earn” by having our graduates serve additional six-month practical/clinical training that they did not receive during their regular higher education. Only 3% of refugees worldwide have access to higher education. With this programme we invest in learning but also employability and entrepreneurship.”
The Euro 32.6 million-EDU-SYRIA / EDU-JORDAN scholarship program aims to provide more than 3000 scholarships for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians who are beneficiaries of local aid funds (the National Aid Fund, Al-Aman Fund, Zakat Fund, and Tkiyet Um Ali).
These scholarships help the beneficiaries to pursue higher education (bachelor’s or masters), vocational education, or professional diploma in teaching. The project also provides training on entrepreneurship support and labor market preparatory courses.
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