Seventy-five women and men in Iraq's City of Basra complete a vocational training programme, paving the way for more and better employment opportunities

The training sessions are part of the collaboration between ILO and UN-Habitat under the European Union funded project "Increasing Access to Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Urban Population in Basra City in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis."

Article | 19 October 2023
 
Basra, Iraq (ILO News) Seventy-five women and men in Basra have successfully completed a vocational training programme in sewing, welding, AC installation and maintenance, and food processing.

The training programme seeks to improve their technical skills, paving the way for more and better employment opportunities for themselves and other youth in their area.  
 
A ceremony was held in Basra, where certificates and business toolkits were distributed to help the participants start their own small businesses or become self-employed, using their newly acquired skills.

The ILO, Al-Meameen Humanitarian Foundation, and the Vocational Training Centre in Basra conducted the training sessions jointly. The training sessions are part of the collaboration between ILO and UN-Habitat under the European Union funded project "Increasing Access to Employment Opportunities for Vulnerable Urban Population in Basra City in Response to the COVID-19 Crisis."

The collaboration ensures youth are provided with the necessary skills, services and tools to access employment or start or grow their businesses.