Solution for Youth Unemployment with Natural Gas

General Information

Title of the action

"Solution for Youth Unemployment with Natural Gas" grant project funded under Promoting Youth Employment in Sectoral Investment Areas Grant Scheme 

Priority sector

Employment

Contracting party

Ministry of Labour and Social Security

Turkish beneficiary

Akdeniz Union of Municipalities

Duration (months) + start and end date

12 months  (March 2016 - April 2017)

EU budget (EUR)

€397.693 

 

 

Summary of the Action

Short description of the action and its main objectives

The project aimed to decrease the youth unemployment rate by increasing the employability of young people and to ensure the continuity of employment for young people by creating new employment areas.

 

Main activities:

  • 150 young people aged between 18 and 29 in the province of Antalya enabled to enter the labour market as a technical staff in the natural gas sector within 12 months through training and consultancy.
  • 30 young people aged between 18 and 29 introduced to the labour market as entrepreneurs in the natural gas sector within 12 months through training and consultancy.
  • sustainable cooperation between distributor and interior plumbing companies demanding labour force in the natural gas sector and institutions that provide vocational training to these students in the province of Antalya developed.

Location

 Antalya

Results achieved

  • 50 steel-iron welders, 50 polyethylene welders and 50 heating & natural gas interior installation construction workers were trained.
  • The entrepreneurship skills of 30 potential entrepreneurs have been improved,
  • The personal development of 180 young people was supported and the level of availability increased,
  • A career support & counselling office was established to support young people's employment, 
  • Cooperation was established between the natural gas sector (labour demand) and local authorities (labour supply) that provided vocational training courses.