Education for employment and Citi foundation surpass landmark of 3,000 people

Education for employment and Citi foundation surpass landmark of 3,000 people

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UAE
  • Date: 15-Jan-2022
  • Source: Zawya
  • Sector: Economy
  • Country: UAE
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Education for employment and Citi foundation surpass landmark of 3,000 people

Madrid, Dubai and Washington, D.C.:– Education For Employment (EFE) and Citi Foundation celebrated their eighth year of collaboration in 2021 by launching the project “Providing Opportunities for Work and Empowering Resilience” to create economic opportunities for unemployed youth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). About 1 in 3 young people in the region are unemployed. Thanks to the EFE-Citi Foundation partnership dating back from 2013, to date 3,600 young people have developed the most-in-demand soft and technical skills and joined the world of work with confidence and hope. As Elissar Farah Antonios, MENA Cluster Head at Citi, highlighted, “this collaboration reflects Citi’s and EFE’s shared belief that with the right skills and economic opportunities, young people can transform their lives, uplift their families and contribute to their communities.” Throughout the past years, trainees in Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE have developed the necessary skills for a successful job search – from researching job openings and writing a CV, to performing well in an interview –, as well as highly-demanded soft and technical skills such as communication, self-confidence, creativity or sales techniques, among others, and have been connected to decent jobs in each country, improving not

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