On-the-job training: agriculture and tourism sectors

On-the-job training: agriculture and tourism sectors

On-the-job training in the agriculture and tourism sectors

Implementation period: 12/2021 – 11/2022

Financed by: PEM-Consulting Group – SRD – GIZ Albania

The SRD programme general objective is to realize the potential of sustainable rural tourism to improve the competitiveness of agriculture and to diversify the rural economy and enhance the capacities of the relevant stakeholders in rural development.

The program will contribute to promotion of employment in the agricultural sector and non-agricultural activities in rural areas by focusing on the principles and instruments of the EU’s common agricultural policy for rural development.

SRD Programme is supporting the development of different tourism products in the three regions (Vlora, Shkodra and Dibra region). Furthermore, SRD is supporting the development of a new sector in Albania, agritourism, as a new tourism product.

SRD is supporting the agriculture sector in Albania as well. The focus is in 4 value chains: Fruits, vegetables, medical and aromatic plans (MAPs) and dairy products. Specific focus is given toward the young people and their involvement in the agriculture sector, offering better prospective for their employment in the sector.

CCS prepared the methodology of the trainings and carried out the implementation of the on-the-job training package.

We successfully achieved the on-the-job training of:

Target Group A = already employed people

• In 30 hotels in the three regions Shkodra, Vlora and Dibra, with up to 8 participants per hotel, in total 240 participants

• In 20 agroindustry businesses in 4 value chains, with up to 9 participants for each agribusiness/agricultural enterprise = up to 180 participants

So, in total 420 already employed people

Target Group B = unemployed people

• Recent graduates with an agricultural and/or tourism background (last year of the agriculture VET schools or agriculture universities or people trained in training institutions)

• Unemployed people (people with previous work experience as well as little to no experience, returnees)

In total 200 unemployed people.