Launching of the first Career Guidance Centre in Syria

24 Nov 2010

 Damascus -Under the patronage of Dr. Diala Haj   Aref, Minister of Labour and Social Affairs, the first Career Guidance Centre in Syria will be launched on Wednesday 24 November 2010 in Barzeh (next to Hamish Hospital) at 11:00 am.

This opening is the culmination of the activities of the project “The Establishment of a Pilot Career Guidance Centre in Syria” pioneer in Syria implemented in collaboration between the Ministry of Social Affairs & Labour and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The centre aims to tackle the issues related to unemployment, job seekers, and public employment services modernization as well as to introduce the concept of career guidance and counseling. The centre also aims to develop skills and tools, especially among women and youth, to enhance the role of vocational and technical training in Syria.

 

Moreover, the project tries to secure an appropriate premise for the pilot career guidance centre, with suitable furniture, audio/visual equipments, computers, software and modern communication facilities including high speed internet. The project also aims to select, contract and train a core gender-balanced staff for the centre.

 

The opening will be attended by Mr. Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme.

 

Contact Information

Media & Communications Team malak.atkeh@undp.org,United Nations Development Programme, Damascus, Syria Tel. +963 11 6129811 ext. 226 or ext. 226 Fax: +963 11 6114541 http://www.undp.org.sy/