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First employment-training cheques handed to 7 Tunisian firms

Published the:  23/05/2011

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May 23, 2011 - TAP - Seven Tunisian enterprises were handed, on Monday, the first "employment-training" cheques to train 17 young people, as part of a vocational training funding mechanism for the benefit of Tunisians from the underprivileged regions.
This action, which is part of a programme co-financed by the French Co-operation Institute (IFC= 100,000 euros) and the Tunisian-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CTFCI= 30,000 euros), is aimed to hire some fifty youths.
The amount of this first funding phase is about 32,800 euros, i.e., 64,500 Tunisian dinars.
During a ceremony organised on Monday in France's embassy in Tunis, Mrs. Nadine Morano, French Minister in charge of Apprenticeship and Vocational Training, pointed out that this mechanism helps Tunisian youths to make the most of a quality business training and experience.
"It's youth who started the Revolution. Consequently, it is our duty that we help them", she said.