About the Project
The project “Promoting Youth Employment Project in TRC3 Region”, developed with the financial assistance of the European Union, where the Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services, Directorate of European Union and Financial Assistance acts as the contracting authority and DİKA as the beneficiary is a concrete example of the change in the region.
The objective of the project is to increase policy capacity of local actors and stakeholders with the aim of enhancing skill levels of the youth through vocational training in numerous fields and supporting youth employment in Mardin, Batman, Siirt and Şırnak.
Two entrepreneurship competitions will be run one for young entrepreneurs and one for young female entrepreneurs, based on their business plans, to encourage entrepreneurship culture among young persons located in the TRC3 region. 3 successful candidates of each entrepreneurship competition (in total 6 candidates) will be provided with an opportunity of 15 working days-long internship in relevant enterprises from other provinces of Turkey.
Entrepreneurial and financial guidance help desk in DIKA offices will act as a one-stop-point for new entrepreneurs and individuals seeking assistance on setting up a new business, registration, access to market, business development, employment aspects, procurement, partnership building, available financial support, etc.
The scope is to increase the institutional capacities of Mardin Artuklu University, Batman University, Şırnak University and Siirt University in terms of provision of an effective and efficient career guidance and counselling services to the undergraduates as well as raise awareness among the young undergraduates for guiding them on how to find a job easier and also how to pursue alternative career paths in line with their skills.
At the end of 30-month continuous career guidance and counselling support in Mardin Artuklu University, Batman University, Şırnak University and Siirt University the aim is to provide career guidance services to a total of 3600 young students.
Career guidance and counselling information meetings will be organised at the beginning of every semester in Mardin Artuklu University, Batman University, Şırnak University and Siirt University, as 5 times with 100 undergraduates’ participants per meeting in each location.
2-day Career Days will be organized at the 4 Universities located in the TRC3 region. Career fairs will serve as a platform in which the questions of university students on their career development are answered and further support is provided. Various firms of the four provinces and 15 employers from other provinces of Turkey will be invited to open stands for interviews with the young people and the introduction of possible occupations.
Employer presentations and visionary speeches will be organized in Mardin Artuklu University, Batman University, Şırnak University and Siirt University, in two half-day sessions, for a total of 1000 young participants.