Interview opportunity: TVET in Egypt

Jobs for young people – vital to Egypt’s future

Bonn/Eschborn. Egypt suffers high youth unemployment – almost 90% of the 13.4% unemployed (January 2014) are under the age of 30. The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is working with local partners to develop solutions that will improve young people’s career prospects.

German and Egyptian companies have launched a national employment pact on behalf of the German Government. As a result, GIZ supports local companies with the task of developing employment centres, where young adults can find out about different professions and seek support with their subsequent search for employment. At the same time, GIZ experts also help Egyptian companies to advertise job vacancies and select suitable candidates.

The approach is proving successful. Since July 2014, three new employment centres have provided intensive careers advice or helped find employment for over 3,000 young people, and several hundred Egyptian companies have availed themselves of the services provided by the employment centres. ‘The large number of participants shows that the services we provide are really helping to improve young people’s lives,’ says Michaela Baur, a TVET and labour market expert.

GIZ also helps young people find the vocational education and training they need in other countries besides Egypt. Around 95,000 young people worldwide were successfully helped to find a job in 2012 alone.

Michaela Baur will be available to give interviews to media representatives about the work GIZ does in the field of youth employment promotion

  • on 8 August from 10 am to 12 pm
  • on 11 August, also from 10 am to 12 pm.

Please contact the GIZ Press Office if you are interested.

The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise with worldwide operations. We support the German Government in the fields of international cooperation for sustainable development and international education. Through our work we assist people and societies in shaping their own future and improving living conditions.