" 'My Job My Future' on Youth Employment in the Tourism Sector" - grant project funded under Promoting Youth Employment in Sectoral Investment Areas Grant Scheme

 

Title of the action

" 'My Job My Future' on Youth Employment in the Tourism Sector" - grant project funded under Promoting Youth Employment in Sectoral Investment Areas Grant Scheme 

Priority sector

Employment

Contracting party

Ministry of Labour, Social Services and Family

Turkish beneficiary

Antalya Chamber of Trade and Industry 

Duration (months) + start and end date

12 months  (February 2016 - February 2017)

EU Contribution (EUR)

€ 240.000

   

Summary of the Action

Short description of the action and its main objectives

The project mainly aimed to address the local labour market demand for assistant cooks/chefs and assistant service personnel. 

 

Main activity of the project was to provide: 

  • vocational trainings, 
  • entrepreneurship trainings, 
  • mentorship, 
  • guidance and consultancy services, 
  • occupational health and safety and management skills trainings

 for unemployed people between ages 15 - 29 who are:

  • graduates of upper secondary school or university, 
  • early school leavers, 
  • youngsters still in education, 
  • ex-convicts, 
  • young people under state protection and 
  • children of poor single parents.

Location

 Antalya

Results achieved

  • 25 young people have received vocational training in the field of assistant chef and 24 on assistant service staff. 
  • 40 people received entrepreneurship trainings, consultancy and mentorship, 
  • 250 people received guidance and consultancy services for the 9th graders at Industrial Vocational Secondary Schools,
  • 90 people received occupational health, safety and management skills trainings, 
  • workplace visits have been organized for the students to guide them to the correct fields of profession with a view to facilitate transition from school to work. 
  • 42 successful trainees completing the vocational training received on-the-job trainings and 23 were secured with employment,
  • In the context of the project the 1st Mediterranean Entrepreneurship Summit was organized with high media attention with participation of business people, academics and investors. The tourism sector representatives in Antalya deem the partnership model created by the project as a positive and sustainable example in terms of the strong synergy that it has created amongst entrepreneurs, project partners and participants. This partnership is still ongoing. The Summit will continue to be organized annually.