Iraq Apprentices Increase Employers’ Revenue

The Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) reports that 93% of entrepreneurs involved in its pilot apprenticeship scheme in Thi Qar [Dhi Qar] Governorate reported satisfaction with it, according to survey results assessing the scheme’s overall economic benefit and impact.

Other preliminary findings are similarly positive: 69% of trainer employers reported that they increased their revenue with the apprenticeship scheme, which began in February 2011, and 64% preferred the sustainable option of getting more tools, rather than cash (when offered 10 USD per day in tools versus 5 USD per day in cash).

ACTED is Paris-based NGO supporting vulnerable populations affected by wars, natural disasters and/or economic and social crises.

(Source: ACTED)

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