Supporting sustainable employment for young people remains a considerable challenge in Jordan. Close cooperation with the private sector is critical to ensure that young people can develop the skills that employers require. Work-based learning (WBL) can help job seekers and businesses through practice-oriented skills training.
In Jordan, technical and vocational training for youth has shifted online due to COVID-19. To promote work-based learning (WBL) as an essential component of vocational training and a crucial approach to facilitate employment, Enabel developed a model for practical WBL and tailored it to the Jordanian context with the help of local businesses, training providers and the government.
Approximately 2 000 young people will spend 50% of their training programme period (80 to 350 hours) working directly with local employers, mainly in the manufacturing, agriculture, accommodation and food services, construction sectors. The training programmes are offered in most of the governorates of Jordan.
The Qudra 2 programme supports young people to develop the skills that local employers are looking for by offering skills development training that provides them with employment opportunities.