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Cabinet meeting on developing employment of education and training system's graduates

Published the:  22/02/2011

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February 22, 2011 - TAP - A Cabinet meeting chaired, on Tuesday, by Prime Minister Mohamed Ghannouchi, looked at the development of the employment of education and training system's graduates.
The Cabinet decided the following measures:
First:
Set up a system termed "Amal" (Hope) program for the benefit of higher-education graduates, allowing youths to receive training in specialties needed by the job market and benefit of training sessions in various fields.
Training takes place in public and private training centers and integrated centers stemming from economic enterprises.
Each youth participating in this program will receive a monthly 200-dinar allowance for the maximum period of one year and of a medical cover.
The employment offices will be tasked with implementing and following up this program.
The program will concern, at a first stage, 50,000 youth from both sexes, on the basis of the following criteria:
  • The unemployment period,
  • The social situation of the unemployed person's family and
  • The economic development level of the region from which the unemployed originates.
Implementation of this program will start as of next March 1st, in the various regions across the country, with the participation of civil society representatives.
The files of youth wishing to join this program should be submitted to the regional employment offices.
Second:
Recruit 14,000 job applicants in the civil service, 8,150 of whom are higher-education graduates, by means of contests guaranteeing transparency and equality of chances between all candidates, including the publication of partial and final results. These contests will be organized in the regions, to bring them closer to the candidates.
The various public concerned structures are entrusted with proclaiming the results of these contests before the end of 2011's first term, under the supervision of the Prime Ministry's departments.
Third:
Create a system of "preparation for labor in civil service" which will help long-term unemployed university graduates be prepared for contests to be opened in all public structures.
Priority will be given in this program to graduates who have been jobless for at least three years.
A 200-dinar monthly allowance will be paid to recipients of this programme. They will also benefit of a medical cover during their training period.
The Prime Ministry's departments will supervise this program, in collaboration with the Vocational Training and Employment Ministry's employment offices.
This program will concern, at this stage, 10,000 youths from both sexes, on the basis of the following criteria:
  • The unemployment period should be of three years at least,
  • The social situation of the unemployed person's family and
  • The economic development level of the region to which the unemployed belongs.
Fourth:
Grant a monthly 80-dinar allowance to 40,000 youths from both sexes, during the current year, as part of the adaptation and professional integration program of secondary-education graduates. This program benefited 25,000 youths last year.
The employment offices will see to the execution of this program.