Forty-eight unemployed young people, who completed a threemonth welding training under the auspices of the German Development Cooperation programme called “Incentives for Youth Employment”, were given the internationally recognized certificates at the ceremony in Smederevska Palanka.

Certificates were presented to them by Vanja Udovičić, Minister of Youth and Sports of the Republic of Serbia, and Alexander Beetz, the leader of the project”Incentives for Youth Employment”, during which students from all over Serbia obtained welder qualifications, which is one of the most sought after occupations in the labour world. The aim of the project is to provide support to young people aged 15-35 years with the view of improving their position in the labour market and for them to get work faster. A total of 92 young people have completed welding training during the project, of which 80 were employed immediately after the training. The project is being implemented within German development cooperation. It is conducted by the German organization for International Cooperation (GIZ) in cooperation with the Ministry of Youth and Sports of the Republic Serbia, as a leading partner, with the support of the Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, and the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.

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