Applications now open for vocational training for earthquake survivors

June 8, 2023

UNDP launched a vocational training program in Ankara and Konya to help displaced earthquake survivors get back to work

Ankara, 2 June 2023 – In cooperation with the Ankara Chamber of Industry I. Organized Industrial Zone (ASO I. OIZ) and Konya Chamber of Commerce, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) supports the out-migrated earthquake survivors that reside in Ankara and Konya with tailor-made capacity building programs in diverse vocations to reintegrate them into livelihoods. The initiative will also help meet the qualified labour force demand of manufacturing industries in the affected regions to ensure business continuity.

The vocational training programs were launched within UNDP’s “Early Recovery Support for Model Factories and Organized Industrial Zones to serve earthquake victims” pilot initiative to build the resilience and self-reliance of earthquake survivors.

While these programs will provide vocational training to displaced earthquake survivors in various fields ranging from industrial design and wood processing to electromechanics maintenance and furniture manufacturing, they will also reach the local stakeholders in the earthquake-affected regions including OIZs and will understand the potential demands of companies operating in the region.

The aim is to reach 200 earthquake survivors in total through these programs. Candidates who would like to benefit from the tailormade vocational training should apply personally or online to Ankara Chamber of Industry Continuing Education Center (ASOSEM) by 8 June 2023 or Konya Chamber of Commerce Vocational Training Center (KTOMEM) by 12 June 2023. At the end, participants who successfully complete the training will be certified and their employment will be facilitated.

To apply for training in Ankara:
To apply for training in Konya:

For more information: 
Bahar Paykoç, Communications Officer for UNDP in Türkiye,