In the course of economic growth and the decreasing poverty level, the issue of inclusion of vulnerable groups has become an increasingly important issue. Without negating the overall challenges this country is facing with regards to the labour market and the vocational education and training (VET) system, it is widely acknowledged that individuals from certain groups are facing particular challenges and disadvantages due to their economic, social and cultural situation.
After the successful completion of the pilot projects in support of vulnerable job seekers from 2010 until 2014, the current phase started in January 2015 and will run until December 2016. Coaching for Employment and Entrepreneurship (C4EE) is a methodology and set of tools for school-to-work transition and labour market accessibility for vulnerable groups. This methodology is based on a coaching cycle - 12month support for vulnerable job seekers using the participant's Individual Development and Business Plan as main instruments.
Private sector participation plays a crucial role in offering jobs and in providing internships and on-the-job learning. Therefore, private businesses are mobilized to join with business developersteams to develop innovative approaches and business ideas about how to become potential buyers of the services that will be delivered by groups of coaching cycle participants.
Main project interventions consist of:
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