The main HELIOS objective is to reduce the high rates of NEET’s and unemployment women in Mediterrneate region. The project will provide curricula for innovative targeted and tailored skills training courses oriented towards specific needs of the BaCE labour market and the needs of NEETs based on direct interaction with local enterprises.
To achieve this vital goal, it is important to establish a strong interaction with local enterprises.
For this reason, UCAS HELIOS team- Leader of work package 5: curricula creation- held an important meeting with Palestinian Federation of Industries (PFoI)-Gaza to introduce the project and involve them in curricula development as well as mentoring and coaching actions. On the other hand, promoting their participation in e-learning tools and methodologies to facilitate skills learning for NEETs and women and accordingly facilitate the penetration of NEET’s in the labor market as well as increase their chance to find employment.
Finally, UCAS and PFoI agreed on holding different further specialized meeting with different Palestinian unions such as Palestinian Plastic Industries Union, Metal and Engineering Industries Union, and The Palestinian Paper Union to establish strong agreements between UCAS as Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and the needs of local enterprises from BaCE sector.