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ESF 2.201: Enhancing Employability through Training (EET)

Project Cost: €2,890,250
Beneficiary: Employment and Training Corporation
Line Ministry: Ministry for Education and Employment
Start Date: 2012
End Date: 2015

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

The project reintegrated jobseekers and inactive persons into the labour market, assist employed persons to retain their current jobs or help them shift to better jobs, and offered training programmes that met the needs of the labour market and hence reducing labour skills shortages.

Operational Programme: OPII Empowering People for More Jobs and a Better Quality of Life ESF
Fund: European Social Fund
Operational Objective: To increase the participation rate in lifelong learning.
Priority Axis: PA2 Investing in employability and adaptability of the workforce
Focus Area Of Intervention: OPIIPA2 Continuous training and education.

Project Objectives

Enhance employability through increasing the knowledge, skills and competences of the working age population in line with labour market needs.

Project Results

The EET programme will contribute towards the attainment of the following:- 70% of the 7,775 trainees following short courses will be obtaining a qualification between MQF levels 1 to 4;- 305 trainees applying under TSS will be attaining a qualification between MQF levels 1 to 7; - Developing a skilled workforce responding to labour market needs, promoting job quality and lifelong learning by ensuring that 20% of the courses are accredited; and- Improving the effectiveness of vocational training systems through obtaining the accreditation of 20% of the courses through EET.Results - GozoThe following results will be attained with respect to Gozo:- 19% of the 7.775 trainees following short courses will be obtaining a qualification between MQF levels 1 to 4;- 10% of the 305 trainees applying under TSS will be obtaining a qualification between MQF levels 1 to 7.

Project Purpose

The purpose of this project is to:1. Re/Integrate jobseekers and inactive persons into the labour market.2. Assist employed persons to improve performance in their current jobs or help them shift to better jobs, and 3. Offer training programmes that meet the needs of the labour market and hence reducing labour skills shortages.