EU Backs Vocational Training

The European Union (EU) is going to provide more aid for Member States to help unqualified workers and school-leavers to gain new skills and become professionally qualified.

The fresh investment of €4 million will help young people to develop skills relevant to the labour marker; it will provide work experience and training programmes which in turn will help young people find employment.

The European Commission is urging businesses and worker representatives to join forces and take decisive action to tackle youth unemployment and current skills shortage in businesses across countries in the EU.  The new “Youth Opportunities Initiatives”, adopted today, will use €3 million of the European Social Fund Technical Assistance Fund to support Member States in the setting up of support schemes for young business starters and social entrepreneurs.

The actions proposed by the Commission will pave the way for Member States to develop further their workforce under the next generation of European Social Fund programmes and as part of the EU budget 2014-2020.

The new set of measures will include provision of state aid to companies providing “services of general economic interest” and businesses important for economic growth such as labour re-training centres.

President of the European Commission, José Manuel Barroso, said that the programme will show young people across Europe that the EU deeply cares about its young people and is attentive towards their situation.

Mr Barroso said: “We have heard their repeated calls from Madrid to Brussels to take part in European society. This starts with having a job. Long-term reforms of labour markets are clearly needed, but they take time to produce the expected results. With today’s Initiative we are developing more immediate action that will help drive down youth unemployment.”


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Posted on December 20, 2011, in construction news, plumbing, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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