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Final conference for the project "New skills for new employment"

The project "New skills for new employment" was realized with the aim to contribute to new jobs creation and to preserve existing jobs in the ​​Brod Posavina County, and to improve knowledge and skills of the workforce in the area of new technologies and effectivejob search, considering the market needs and trends, and in accordance to regional business needs and requirements.

The project implementation has established a partnership and business cooperation of relevant labor market institutions: Croatian Employment Service, Industrial school Nova Gradiška, CroatianChamber of Economy, Croatian Chamber of Trade and Crafts, the City of Nova Gradiška and Brod Posavina County.

Partnership activities have included analysis of existing labor market, monitoring of changesin the labor market, informing activities of target groups, and coordination measures of the active employment policy.

Within the project, in order to improve existing and develop new knowledge and skills in the area of new technologies, the following training programs were carried out:

  1. CNC metal processing - 120 hours - 30 participants
  2. CNC programming - 120 hours - 10 participants
  3. Training in measurement techniques - 120 hours - 10 participants
  4. IT - ECDL basic program - 240 hours - 12 participants
  5. Training in techniques of effective job search – activities of job club – 20 participants

Participants of mentioned programs have acquired new knowledge and skills in the field of CNC technology and IT, by working on high-end machines, measuring equipment and computers, and thus, they have significantly increased the opportunity for employment and progression on current work.

The project realization has also enabled the establishment of the Job Club Service, within which training sessions for unemployed candidates were held in the form of workshops; actively job search, strengthen the confidence, making a career development plan, and active support in job search was provided to participants.

The project was realized within the pre-accession fund IPA IV: Operational Programme for Human Resources Development - Local Partnership for Employment – Phase 3, with the cooperation of the INDUSTRIAL PARK NOVA GRADIŠKA Ltd. and partners institutions: Croatian Employment Service, Industrial School Nova Gradiška, Croatian Chamber of Trade and Crafts, Croatian Chamber of Economy, the City of Nova Gradiška and Brod Posavina County.

The total project costs amount € 130,593.51

The final conference was held on 23 January 2012, at 13:00 hours with the participation of representatives of the partners and trainees.

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