General information

IPA: Operational Programme for Human Resources Development2007 – 2009, Local Partnerships for Employment – Phase 3

Project Title: New skills for new employment

Total project costs: 130,593.51 €

Requested funds: 95,793.51 €

Applicant: INDUSTRIAL PARK NOVA GRADIŠKA Ltd. for Development and Investments

Contracting Authority: Croatian Employment Service, Department for Financing and Contracting of EU Projects

Partners in the project:

  1. 1.The City of Nova Gradiška
  2. 2.Croatian Employment Service – Regional branch Sl. Brod
  3. 3.Croatian Chamber of Economy - Sl. Brod Country Chamber
  4. 4.Croatian Chamber of Trade and Crafts – Sl. Brod Country Chamber
  5. 5.Industrial school Nova Gradiška

Target groups

Unemployed, employed with the possibility of job loss, students.

Final beneficiaries: INDUSTRIAL PARK NOVA GRADIŠKA Ltd., The City of Nova Gradiška and Brod Posavina County.

Project objective

The wider project objective is: ''To contribute to new employment and existing job preservation in Brod Posavina County by upgrading workforce skills and knowledge in area of new technologies.'

The specific objectives of the project would be to provide for the: "Development of system for workforce skills upgrade in the area of new technology and for effective job search in relation to market needs and trends, and in accordance to regional business needs and requirements.''

Main activities

  1. Development of local active labour market cooperation network - Development of partnership and cooperation network which will involve business sector (CCE, CCC, companies, crafts), employment institutions (CES), educational institutions (Industrial school Nova Gradiška), local and regional authorities (City of Nova Gradiška, Brod posavina County). Development of Local labour market monitoring and analysis model. Development of Local labour market information system. Portal development.
  2. Training service development - Training curricula preparation; 64 trainees attend and successfully complete customised training program (CNC metal processing – 120 hours – 32 trainees, CNC programming – 120 hours – 10 trainees, Training in measurement techniques - 120 hours - 10 trainees, IT - ECDL program - 240 hours – 12 trainees); Evaluation and Certification.
  3. Job club design and development- Realisation of special workshops and guidance in intensive process of finding job throughout the 12-week programme aimed at strengthening of self-confidence, helps unemployed to prepare an individual career plan, find work and/or start a new career, finish or continue certain education programmes.
  4. Network roll out and promotion - Once overall design of the network is completed together with the adjoin services and portal, it will be presented to the community and potential clients. Development and realisation of promotional plan involve promotion of training activities, network promotion, portal promotion (conference, direct promotion and overall promotional activities).
  5. Project management activities- Project implementation requires professional project management with developed detailed project methodology and secured mechanisms for quality assurance.

The project should produce the following results

  1. Developed local active labour market network
  2. Training service developed – 64 trainees have been trained for work on new technologies
  3. Job club is designed and developed - a number of trainees have been employed (26) and/or improve its employability and working prospects (26)
  4. New investment are attracted as a result of trained workforce