LOCATION

Syria, Lebanon

PROGRAMME LAUNCH

2008

LOCAL PARTNERS

14 members schools

THE SECTORS STUDIED

CONSTRUCTION PROFESSIONS

(electricity, plumbing, painting, small masonry work, etc.)

CARE AND PERSONAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS

(care for the sick and elderly, manicurepedicure, etc.)

INDUSTRIAL AND DOMESTIC MAINTENANCE PROFESSIONS

(vehicle maintenance, heating maintenance, computing, etc.)

Certified short training

Meeting the needs of populations in great difficulty effectively and quickly

In order to respond to emergency situations for populations in great difficulty, the IECD has developed several certified short training courses lasting 2 to 12 months, in particular in Lebanon and Syria. The fields of training covered meet the demand in buoyant employment sectors (see opposite).

The Maharat Li Loubnan (MLL) project, resulting from the signature of an agreement between the IECD and the French Development Agency (AFD) in January 2017, offers certified short training courses, an unprecedented development in Lebanon.

In parallel, the IECD reconfirms its determination to purse its actions in Syria by supporting a dense local associative network. As in Lebanon, vocational training targets the rapid integration of people into work. After seven years of fighting, the construction and personal care sectors, to mention just a few, are particularly in demand. At the same time, the IECD encourages the creation of businesses with the BRIDGES program.

Certified short training is a short-term solution adapted to populations in great difficulty. That is why the IECD is testing ancillary modules alongside the certified short training courses. This is the case in Ivory Coast (Technical Center in Bonoua): in summer 2017, a new 150-hour certified short training course in construction electricity allowed the 16 certified students to increase their income.