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EU-supported Employment Shuttle Programme presents results

The five-month Employment Shuttle programme, implemented in the framework of the EU-supported project in the Tetritskaro municipality of Georgia, has presented its first results. Through the programme, eight of the twenty beneficiaries have been employed, while the others are continuing their job search.

The programme was implemented as part of the second phase of the EU-funded European Neighbourhood Programme for Agriculture and Rural Development (ENPARD) in Georgia.

When sharing their impressions, the participants mentioned that taking part in the Employment Shuttle was a step forward for them. “The programme helped me to find myself and start a new job,” said Tinatin Donadze, one of the participants. “Besides gaining knowledge and experience, I became more active, self-confident and realised what I want to do in life.”

20 jobseekers from Tetritskaro municipality participated in different activities through the programme, from individual sessions led by the programme mentor to group sessions on CV and cover letter writing, presentation skills, emotion and conflict management, entrepreneurship and community project writing. As a result, the participants developed the necessary skills to increase their employability.

According to the ENPARD press release, there will be five more phases of the Employment Shuttle programme in the Tetritskaro municipality. The call for participants interested in taking part in the second phase is open until 20 April.