SKILL UP training programme enhances skills and employability in Lebanon (elderly home caregiving)

Date issued: 27 October 2022 |

As Lebanon continues to grapple with its worst economic and financial crisis, including post-COVID-19 care, conducted under Skill-Up programme gave Lebanese and Syrian trainees skills needed to advance their career and improve livelihoods. 

In partnership with the International Labour Organization, Lebanon’s Safadi Foundation implemented four new competency-based vocational training programmes. Delivered under Skill-Up Lebanon (Phase 2) project – a joint effort of the ILO and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation – the new training programmes aim to improve the acquisition of market-relevant skills and increase employability of Lebanese and Syrian trainees.

A total of 24 women and men completed training programme in elderly home caregiving, including post-COVID-19 care. The progrmme combined vocational training with topics on entrepreneurship and self-employment, and it was coupled with pre-enrolment career orientation and post-training support services to improve knowledge, skills, and professional readiness of graduates to facilitate their integration in the labour market and provide with much needed incomes.