Israel: EU project to help match skills with labour market

Five vocation schools in the southern region involved

10 December, 18:58

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, DECEMBER 10 - Five vocational schools in the southern region of Israel will take part in a pilot project under the EU-funded programme Governance for Employability in the Mediterranean (GEMM), in response to a request from the Israel's National Committee for Vocational Education and Training.

    According to the Enpi website (, the EU project aims to improve the matching of skills demanded on the labour market with those supplied by the schools. More young people should have the option to find a desirable job in their hometown or nearby. The project will establish the state of play of multi-actor and multi-level governance of vocational education and training in the region, identify areas where change would be beneficial, and take action on the local, national and international levels.

    Vocational education and training in Israel is being reformed with a vision for a system based on innovation and technology.

    However, the policies are often disconnected from the local socio-economic needs. According to research, the southern region lacks sufficient mid-level professionals to meet the demands of the industry. This has been strongly voiced by the Manufacturers' Association too, in all their policy platforms with government.

    The European Training Foundation is an agency of the European Union established to contribute to the development of the education and training systems of the EU partner countries.

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