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Supporting youth and children affected by the worst types of employment
Project details

Full title of the project:

Supporting youth and children affected by the worst types of employment - Implementation of apprenticeship program in five high market demand- driven sectors and occupations.


Target areas:

Lahj Alhoutah and Tuban districts and Aden Dar sa’ad , Almansourah and Khour Makser districts



From 27 /1/2020 To 27 /2/2021


Project code:


Increased access to apprenticeship program by 198 vulnerable youth with building capacity of 70 Master craftsperson in five high market demand-driven sectors so as to enhance and facilitate meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities. In the following programs: Beauty therapy. Embroidery, cloth design and dress making. Solar panels installation, repair and maintenance. Mobile maintenance

Key partners:

International Labour Organization

Beneficiaries reached:

Beneficiaries reached Direct In direct Direct beneficiaries: 198 apprentices and 70 Craftsperson. In direct beneficiaries: 1386

Activities implemented:

 Scope of Work

The Scope of Work entails implementing Workplace Based Learning activities in five priority occupations (see matrix below) and improving the productivity / learning contents / working conditions for the trainees. ILO  provided Ghadaq with the list of 198 Youths that will be recruited into the programme in the occupations described in the following :

Beauty therapy.

Incense and perfume production.

Embroidery, cloth design and dress making.

Solar panels installation, repair and maintenance.

Mobile Maintenance.

The project goes through several phases

1. Pre-training stage:

  1. –        Market assessment to Validate the identified occupations in the targeted areas.
  2. –        Selection and determination of training places (workshops) for the selected sectors according to the required criteria.
  3. –        Identify and select craftsperson according to the required criteria.
  4. –         Identify and selection of training centers according to the required criteria.
  5. –        Selection of trainers and supervisors according to the criteria.
  6. –        Identifying and selecting apprentices according to the required criteria.

2. Training stage – craftsperson training:

· Craftspersons are trained and built to be able to impart training to the apprentices through the following training programs:

  1.  Apprenticeship methodology.
  2.  Occupational safety and health.
  3.  competency-based training and assessment methodology.
  4.   pedagogical skills.

1.      Apprentice’s training:

Providing apprentices with the skills that prepare them and qualify them to integrate into the work environment before training in the field through the following training programs:

  1.  Life skills.
  2. Financial literacy.
  3.  Occupational safety and health.

Providing the apprenticeship with professional competencies, including the practical skills and knowledge required to perform the occupation according to market needs, through:

  1. – Providing apprentices with professional competencies and practical skills in the workplace (the workshop).
  2. – Providing apprentices with theoretical knowledge and basic and complementary skills for the occupation.
  3. – Assessment of apprentices through theoretical and practical assessments to verify their performance in achieving professional competencies.
  4. – Training apprentices in entrepreneurship program, which aims to develop and raise the capabilities of trainees in the mechanisms and methodologies of owning their entrepreneurial projects by providing them with the concepts of entrepreneurship, its importance, and entrepreneurial competencies.
  5. – providing apprentices with tool kits to facilitate their employment


Main outcome:

198 vulnerable youth and children will have better access to improve sustainable income to support themselves and their families.

  • Output1 :. CAAFAG and CAR are assisted in matching their skills/aspirations to labour market needs
  • Output 2: CAAFAG and CAR acquire vocational skills through ILO upgraded informal apprenticeship system
  •  Output 3 :CAAFAG and CAR empowered to set up and run their own small businesses


  1. Increase family income, improve sustainable livelihood opportunities, and enhance social service delivery.
  2. Improving community livelihoods, productive assets, and food security to enhance resilience and self-reliance.
  3. Enhanced long-term food security for the selected beneficiary households.
  4. Develop beneficiaries’ knowledge and capabilities through skills training