Enhance Your Skills, Increase Your Career Opportunities
The European Commission has adopted a new Skills Agenda for Europe, which aims to ensure people develop the skills necessary for the jobs of today and tomorrow. This agenda is essential to boost employability, competitiveness and growth across the EU. On this occasion a series of workshops for young people were held to highlight the importance of developing the skills necessary for job searching, career planning and entrepreneurship. The workshops were organised in Mağusa/Famagusta, Mehmetcik/Galatia, Girne/Kyrenia, Yeşilyurt/Pentageia and Lefkoşa/Nicosia between 19-29 July. The youth was informed about EU’s new skills agenda as well as the Human Resources Development Sector Programme under the Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community with a total budget allocation of €13 million since 2006. The workshops, targeting youth aged 18 – 30, also aimed to inform young people about local and EU resources and opportunities.
During the workshops, participants were introduced to career planning, job searching strategies and skills, CV preparation, networking, applications, interview skills, improving skills by volunteering, interning and part-time jobs and entrepreneurship by Ebru Deniz Tekman and Bakiye Yalınç. In addition to this, they met people with inspiring stories. The workshops ended with information table visits and Q&A session.