GIZ also supports vocational training for refugees. One example is the welding workshop run by the Jiner vocational training centre in Dohuk, the capital of the province of the same name in the autonomous region of Kurdistan. Fifteen future welders are being trained up as part of a 40-day programme to improve their employment prospects. A total of 6,000 individuals are set to qualify as welders, electricians and plumbers by the end of 2018.
And training is also provided in other trades, especially construction and agriculture, but also confectionery and computer technology. A labour market study was conducted first to identify sectors requiring workers and then training courses were designed accordingly. As a result, participants have a good chance of finding employment.