IMPR’s vocational training course for prospective mechanics in the auto repair industry has been a solid success. In partnership with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), IMPR implemented a 12-weeks training program for 720 Syrians under Temporary Protection Status in Ankara, Bursa and Sanliurfa. The course combined theoretical and practical training modules and helped build trust among participants and small-and medium automotive businesses interested in hiring Syrians.
The course fills an industry sector gap in qualified labour and is thus a great opportunity for Syrians and other temporary status holders to find decent work.
The Auto Artificer’s Federation is a close partner and thanks to their cooperation and support in finding work placements almost half of the participants in Ankara have found new jobs within a month after graduation. The certified course attracts continuous interest among Syrians with about 500 applications already for new courses planned in 2017. IMPR looks forward to continuing its cooperation with Mr. Mustafa Arslanoğlu and all the members of the Association.