Vocational Training for Syrian Youth and Women Refugees in Turkey

voctrgVocational Training for Syrian Youth and Women Refugees in Turkey Using Apparel Skills Units Project trainings started in three camps with the cooperation of UNIDO, Disaster and Emergency Management Agency of Turkey (AFAD), Istanbul Ready-Made Garment and Apparel Exporters’ Associations (IHKIB), and Ministry of National Education (MEB).

This one year project is funded by the Government of Japan.

The main focus of the intervention is to provide real economic and employment/revenue-enhancing opportunities to the Syrian citizens in Turkey with specific emphasis on the youth and the women through technical training, technology and knowledge transfer. The training program is designed to include certain vocational skills to equip them with knowledge for employment, entrepreneurship and income generation both in Turkey and Syria, including apparel-making and business management.

This project aims to start the recovery for refugees that have lost their homes, their jobs and most of their belongings.  1.000 Syrian youth and female trainees will be provided with technical and business skills through on-site, group-based training sessions. As a result, jobs and income will be increased for youth and women refugees within and after the refugee camps.

Currently there are four courses in three camps and 240 trainees are being trained for a two-month period in each course. The courses have been receiving positive feedback as it is going to give a chance to participating women to find a job and be self-sufficient.