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Over 3 000 students will benefit from the innovative JOBOTECA EU-funded programme

Over 3 000 students from the country will benefit from professional guidance within the innovative JOBOTECA programme. They will benefit of training programs, mentoring and internships, to develop and strengthen the skills needed to make a suitable career choice.

Terre des hommes Foundation – the representations from Moldova and Romania – launched on 24 May the project “Joboteca – pilot program for preparing young people in Moldova for the labor market”, which will be implemented between 2021 and 2024, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Research of the Republic of Moldova. The project has a total value of 1 110 396 EUR and is 90% co-financed by the European Union.

Elena Madan, director of Tdh Moldova explained the essence of the job library concept and the intention of the project: “JOBOTECA – or job libraries – are youth-friendly spaces that we will create in schools, equipped with necessary tools for training, so that young people get acquainted with the various career paths. In these spaces we want to implement a pilot program to increase young people’s skills – professional, digital and life skills “.

Altogether, 25 schools, from Soroca, Călărași, Nisporeni, Strășeni and Căușeni districts, were selected to be part of the new programme.

The JOBOTECA project will address the issue of unemployment and emigration among young people in a holistic manner, working with young people and schools, as well as with potential employers and local communities as a whole.

In addition to job libraries, students will also benefit from vocational summer schools, at least 15 local initiatives that will implement projects to integrate young people in local economic activities, internships in the local business environment and trying a profession during the „Take over day” campaign.

The launch event was also attended by students and teachers from the beneficiary schools, representatives of the education departments and from the business environment.

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