Denmark, Poland and the UN conduct professional retraining courses in the Nikolaev region

Дания, Польша и ООН проводят курсы профессиональной переподготовки в Николаевской области

Student of retraining courses in the Nikolaev region. Denmark, Poland and the UN conduct professional retraining courses in the Nikolaev region Economic Development

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Ukraine, with financial support from the governments of Denmark and Poland, organized a new series of three-week professional courses to retrain the adult population of the Mykolaiv region. Four specialties were selected to meet the needs of local employers.

Training was carried out in vocational schools. Thanks to the generous support of the Danish government, courses for laboratory technicians in chemical and bacteriological analysis were completed.

With the financial support of the Polish government, students were trained in the following professions: lighting electrician (Nikolaev), junior nurse (Nikolaev), fruit and vegetable grower (Andreevka).

The three-week courses included theoretical and practical training, for which UNDP and partners purchased the necessary equipment and consumables. 78 percent of graduates are already working in the professions they studied.

Creating employment opportunities is one of the main areas of UNDP’s efforts to rebuild Ukraine. According to the organization, today almost half of the population receives support under one or another social protection program.

“Having a permanent job is a prerequisite for a stable life in the homeland and a chance to contribute to post-war reconstruction. Therefore, Denmark is pleased to support retraining courses that will allow residents of the Mykolaiv region to regain their position in the labor market,” said Ole Egberg Mikkelsen, Ambassador of Denmark to Ukraine.

UNDP Resident Representative in In Ukraine, Jako Silje noted that the positive experience of conducting short-term courses confirms the relevance of this format for retraining and employment.

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“Thanks to the generous support of our partners and systematic cooperation with local employers and educational institutions, UNDP has successfully organizes training in relevant professions,” he said.

“Graduate employment rates range from 67 to 100 percent, reflecting the high demand for these specialties. UNDP’s ongoing efforts are aimed at promoting the revival of war-affected communities in Ukraine in all possible ways,” added Silje. In the Nikolaev region, training courses for female tractor drivers have begun, which will last six months.

Since the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the UN, in cooperation with international partners, has been promoting vocational retraining for adults in various regions of Ukraine. To date, more than 1,000 people have acquired new skills that are in demand in the labor market.


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