ATFP, ANETI and Italian AVSI ink framework agreement to recruit 150 Tunisian vocational training graduates

Tunis: A tripartite framework agreement was inked, Monday at the headquarters of the Employment and Vocational Training Ministry in Tunis, between the Tunisian Agency for Vocational Training (French: ATFP), the National Agency for Employment and Self-Employment (French : ANETI) , and the Italian NGO AVSI.

The goal of the agreement is to meet the needs of Italian companies for Tunisian manpower by initially recruiting 150 vocational trained graduates in industrial maintenance, welding and metal construction.

The signing of this agreement is part of the implementation of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Tunisia and Italy last March with the aim to recruit 12,000 Tunisian workers with vocational training qualifications by Italian companies over a period of 3 years, ATFP Director General Marouane Ben Slimane told TAP on the sidelines of the inking ceremony.

The signing of this framework agreement comes after the signing of a tripartite agreement between ATFP, ANETI and the Italian Associati
on of Construction Contractors (ANCE), which helped 40 jobseekers registered with the employment and self-employment offices and graduates of the national vocational training system in construction and related fields to be recruited by Italian companies operating in the construction and public works sector, he added.

Ben Slimane further pointed out that a competition will be announced by ANETI to select 150 jobseekers registered with the employment and self-employment offices. They will then receive two months training in Italian language, Italian civilisation and Italian law, before preparing their applications in coordination with the Italian side (visas, work contracts, residence and travel expenses, etc.).

For his part, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Employment and Vocational Training Abdelkader Jemmali told TAP that the agreement will run for 5 years and stipulates the recruitment, initially, of 150 jobseekers from among those registered with the employment and self-employment offices, who are gradu
ates of the national vocational training system in welding, industrial maintenance and light construction.

A new agreement will shortly be inked with the Italian side to recruit 2,000 young Tunisian vocational training graduates over 3 years, pursuant to a MoU between Tunisia and Italy aimed at managing migratory flows and promoting regular migration, Jemmali said.

Taking the floor, Italy’s Ambassador to Tunisia Alessandro Prunas pointed to the importance of scaling up cooperation between Tunisia and Italy in all vocational training fields in a bid to meet the need of Italian companies and reduce irregular migration.

Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse