Skills and job opportunities for Jordan's young people
Plan International Jordan and partners are implementing a project that is helping young people in Jordan to learn key skills and get good jobs.
Through our work, we enable young people to obtain the knowledge and skills they require to enter the job market, generate income and run their own enterprises to enrich their communities.
Jordan has one of the highest youth unemployment rates worldwide, standing at 48.1% as of 2021 according to the World Bank. In 2020, the World Bank also stated that Jordan has the lowest female labour force participation of a country not at war.
A key barrier to finding stable employment often reported is the mismatch between job seekers’ skills and the skills needed by employers in the private sector.
Female youth face additional barriers driven by gender norms that limit their mobility, and therefore their access to training and employment opportunities, further reducing the opportunities available to them.
For refugee youth, limited access to work permits, restricted mobility and a lack of social and financial safety nets present additional barriers to gaining meaningful employment.
Since 2019, we have been supporting young people, especially girls, women and refugees, to access job skills training and formal and informal apprenticeships through vocational training programmes.
We also support young parents to earn money at home so that they are better able to send their children or siblings to school. Additionally, we provide coaching for people aged 18 to 25 so they are able to learn the soft skills necessary to obtain and remain in jobs and strengthen their employability skills.
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