CAIRO: An Egyptian-United Arab Emirates employment project trained 58,240 Egyptians as of April, out of 70,000 targeted trained by October, according to a Wednesday press conference by the Industrial Training council (ITC.)
A total of 29,638 trainees were employed in industrial firms and occupational projects, while 16,565 were employed in the private sector, and 13,073 in free businesses.
The project aims to train job seekers in different fields and prepares them scientifically and practically, according to the actual requirement of the workplace.
The project includes different training fields; information and communications technology topped the demanded fields with 2,048 training courses, followed by construction, textiles, customer service, food industries and handcrafts, an ITC report reads.
The project was launched in July 2014 by ITC in cooperation with the Emirates Development Projects Cooperation Office in Egypt (EDPCO.)
EDPCO has launched an introductory campaign for the project for six months under the slogan of “in your hands, a livelihood that benefits you.”
Some 323,000 job seekers contacted the campaign as of April 2015, mostly inside Egypt and ranging between 25 and 34 years old, according to the report.
UAE plans to offer more jobs through its development projects, which already offered more than 900,000 permanent and temporary jobs.
An agreement was signed between the Emirati Khalifa Fund and the Egyptian Social Fund for Development with credit facilities of $200 million; it aims to offer more jobs through funding and enforcing an integrated chain of micro-projects in Egypt.