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ESF 2.7: Training Courses to enhance Employability and Adaptability of the Workforce

Project Cost: €46,968
Beneficiary: Ministry for Gozo
Line Ministry: Ministry for Gozo
Start Date: 2008
End Date: 2011

Non Technical Short Summary Of Project

This project involved the provision of language courses in spoken Business English, French, Italian, Spanish and German to improve the linguistic capabilities of participants. The courses consisted of a series of study hours focused mainly on verbal communication.

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 the adaptability and employability of Gozo Residents

Project Results

Participants will possess enhanced linguistic capabilities in the language/s chosen and this will improve their employment prospects. The project proposal foresees an overall improvement in participants' linguistic skills. It is anticipated that 60% of participants will receive certification and 15% will be in employment or further study 6 months after receiving assistance. 90 persons will be trained. In order to quantify the improvement in linguistic skills, an assessment of each participant will be taken prior to the start of the course and another at the end of the end course.

Project Purpose

The upgrading of the language skills of the inactive, as well as, those participating in the labour market with a view to improve their adaptability and employment prospects.