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At the seminar, the importance of future skills and EU funded opportunities supporting skills development in the Turkish Cypriot community were explored.
In his opening remarks, European Commission, Cyprus Settlement Support Unit, Head of Cooperation Stefan Simosas, stated that European Commission announced 2023 as the European Year of Skills to promote skills development, thereby improving professional and life opportunities for people. “As part of the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, the European Union has invested in many initiatives to boost the skill set of Turkish Cypriot students, teachers, professionals and employers,” said Mr Simosas.
Following the opening remarks, the seminar continued with a presentation by Cecilia Rodrigues from the European Commission, Cyprus Settlement Support Unit who talked about the importance of soft skills in the context of the Turkish Cypriot community. This was followed by a presentation by Berna Berberoğlu from the EU Scholarship Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community who talked about skills and employability in light of the Skills Gap in the Turkish Cypriot Economy analysis. The seminar continued with the joint presentation of Yochka Anastasova and Gülşen Hocanın from the EU funded Technical Assistance for Curriculum Development in Vocational Education and Training Schools Project who talked about “Matching labour market demands with improved skills provision”. The seminar ended with a Q&A session.
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