Applications started in Ankara for Work-Based Learning Programme (ISMEP) with Ankara Metropolitan Municipality

Press release | 20 December 2022
The skills development programme of the ILO Office for Türkiye, Work-Based Learning Programme (locally known as ISMEP), continues to create productive environments where everyone is protected and empowered through access to decent jobs. The ISMEP is currently implemented in Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Denizli, Gaziantep and İstanbul and now extended its cooperation in Ankara with the Ankara Metropolitan Municipality.

Through ISMEP, Syrians under Temporary Protection and Turkish citizens receive technical and vocational training at their workplaces and are employed formally from the first day.

All jobseekers of age 18 and above may apply to the ISMEP programme, with women, youth and persons with disabilities particularly encouraged and supported with additional financial incentives.


Documentation and information required for application:

  1. Photocopy of identity certificate for Turkish citizens; photocopy of temporary protection identity certificate for Syrians
  2. SGK registration and detailed service record (available through e-Devlet portal)
  3. Photocopy of the disability report, if the applicant is a person with disabilities
  4. Phone number of the applicant, and alternative number in case s/he cannot be reached
  5. E-mail address.
The documentation and contact information should be delivered in person or through the following means to the Ankara International Vocational Training Center.

Address: Baraj Mahallesi 1071 Malazgirt Caddesi No:4/1-A Altındağ/Ankara
* Telephone: 0 (312) 507 33 24 (26) - 0 (530) 257 40 12 - 0 (530) 257 40 23
* Email:


Requirements for eligibility participation in the Programme:

  • Need new, additional workers
  • Have the capacity to support vocational training and development at workplace
  • Aim to retain participants in jobs following the ISMEP programme
  • Obtain work permits for Syrian participants and register them with Social Security Institution (SSI)
  • Register Turkish citizens with SSI

Documentation and information required for application:

  1. Tax certificate
  2. Certificate of registration with Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Tradesmen and Craftsmen or Trade Registry
  3. List of SSI insured workers.

The link for the enterprises in Ankara to apply:

*Those whose complete and accurate documents are uploaded in the system through this link will be contacted.

About ISMEP:

The Work-Based Learning Programme (ISMEP) is a support scheme implemented under the “Promoting Decent Work for Syrians under Temporary Protection and Turkish Citizens Project ” of the ILO’s Refugee Response Programme. The Project is financed by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW Development Bank and implemented by the ILO Office for Türkiye in coordination with the Directorate-General for International Labour Force of the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security.

For further information:

ILO Office for Türkiye: