EBRD: Supporting the Authorization and Accreditation of Gaziantep Vocational Qualification and Certification Centre

Country

:

Turkey

Reference

:

C35668-7464-38241

Start Year

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2017

End Year

:

2018

Beneficiary

:

Gaziantep Chamber of Industry

Consortium

:

ANKON Consulting

Budget

:

143.540,00 €

Financing

:

EBRD

Working Area

:

Labour and Employment

Service Area

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Strategy, Planning and Implementation

The overall objective of the assignment is to support the expansion of Turkey’s skills qualification and testing centres into refugee-hosting regions and to broaden the scope to cover sectors relevant for the target population.

The assignment aims to:

  • Support the GCI Voc-Test Centre to achieve authorization and accreditation for skills verification of 13 professional competences in 17 different levels, as identified by a set of feasibility studies undertaken by the GCI.
  • Support the economic integration of Syrians under temporary protection by validating their (largely undocumented) knowledge, skills and competences.
  • Increase the employability of host community citizens and Syrians under temporary protection through skills verification.
  • Enhance access to skilled workers for local employers at the quality they seek and with certified qualifications in the occupations that are most relevant to the local economy.