Croatian Employers Association and EBRD Launch Initiative to Increase Youth Employment

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They will open at least 100 internships in private companies.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Croatian Employers’ Association have launched a private sector initiative for young people in order to create greater opportunities for their involvement in the labour market. Some of the companies which will take part in the initiative are Atlantic Group, Agrokor, Erste Bank, INA, HT, Pliva and Podravka, reports Jutarnji List on October 16, 2016.

As part of the initiative, the Croatian Employers’ Association and EBRD will invite private companies to offer students the opportunities for high-quality internships in accordance with recognized international standards and with the possibility of mentoring. Also, they will encourage the cooperation between private sector and educational institutions in order to enhance skills and knowledge of students which they gain during their education and allow employers a better access to potential employees.

The program will begin in December, and the goal is to improve the alignment of skills and competencies with labour market needs in Croatia.

Initially, students will be offered at least 100 internships, and female students will get at least 20 additional opportunities for mentoring. “Additional support will be provided for female students, through a specialized mentoring programme, in order to facilitate their inclusion into the labour market and professional development process”, said the organizers.

As for the academic community, the following institutions have already confirmed their participation in the initiative: the Faculty of Economics in Zagreb, the Faculty of Agriculture in Zagreb, the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Sciences and Information Technology in Osijek, the Faculty of Economics in Osijek, the Faculty of Law in Osijek, the Faculty of Food Technology in Osijek, the Department of Mathematics of the University of Osijek, the University of Pula and the Faculty of Economics in Rijeka.


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