Project Name:  Train to Gain

Donor: USAID / IYF

Duration: 2012 – 2013

Target Beneficiaries: youth and women ages between (17 – 35 years old)

Targeted Areas: Tulkarem, Qalqilia, and Nablus governorates

Sector: Employment Services, Capacity Building, Career Counselling

Budget: $ 120,000

About the Project:

The project aims to contribute to the reduction of the unemployment rate among Palestinian Youth of Tulkarem, Qalqilya, and Nablus governorates in the northern west-bank through enhancement of skills and real workplace environment exposure. This objective should be achieved through:

  1. To increase employability skills of 250 youth by providing them with 20 hrs. of Life-skills training (based on the IYF Passport to Success Topics & Manual),
  2. To increase the employability skills of 100 youth by providing them with 20 hours of cross-cutting skills training based on the needs of youth and employers,
  3. To provide practical on the job training opportunities for 50 youth (out of the above 100) through a structured and meaningful internship program,
  4. 20 youth (out of 100 youth) have their business incubated with the oversight from PICTI (Palestinian Information and Communication Technology Incubator),