A press briefing was held Monday, March 5, 2012 to launch the “Employment Pact in Tunisia.”
Funded by the German Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a budget of around 8 million Euros, the Employment Pact in Tunisia includes measures in the medium and long terms seeking to improve the quality of vocational training.
It will accordingly provide a better contribution to economic stabilization and the democratization process in Tunisia through measures promoting employment and improving the quality of vocational training.
This program mainly targets university graduates, training officials in businesses and training centers that have been selected to benefit from measures of supporting and upgrading.
Spanning a period of two years, this program is implemented by “sequa” (der deutschen Wirtschaft Partner-partner of the German economy), in partnership with the Tunisian-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Goethe Institute in Tunisia, the organization of vocational training of the Bavarian employers’ organization, the Center for Environment of the Chamber of Crafts of the Saar and the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce.
“It is a strategic action to improve the quality and reliability of vocational training” noted Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Abdelwaheb Maatar, who stressed the difficulties faced by the system like the poor orientation to the private sector’s needs.