Opening of workspace for technical wood processing, project ILO LEP

In the framework of the project “Strengthening of Local Partnerships for Improving Labor Market and Increasing Employment” funded by EU and International Labor Organization (ILO), is officially opened the workspace for technical wood processing on 10th of December 2018 in Business zone Ramići Banja Luka. The workspace is equipped through the project. The value of purchased equipment is approximately 37.000,00 BAM. The equipment will be used during trainings in technical wood processing for unemployed persons. The trainings will begin in December 2018.

The project is implemented by LIR Evolution in collaboration with partners: Municipality of Laktaši, the Public Employment Service RS, company Krajinamed and Škola učenika u privredi Banja Luka.

The goal of the project is to increase employment and enable self-employment on the territory of ​​the Municipalities of Laktaši, Čelinac and the City of Banja Luka, and contribute to strategic development of BiH labor market through development of sustainable local partnership for employment and matching supply and demand for qualified labor.

The project will establish sustainable local partnership for employment, prepare and establish training programs for technical wood processing and beekeeping, organize trainings for technical wood processing and beekeeping, provide incentives for self-employment in beekeeping sector for 10 unemployed persons, create opportunities for employment of at least 60 persons in the sectors of wood processing and beekeeping; organize ICT trainings, organize a Job Fair in Laktaši, prepare report on analysis of the structure of unemployed in targeted region, and develop an Action Plan for Employment.

Local Partnership for Employment, on the territory of the Municipalities of Laktaši, Čelinac and the City of Banja Luka, is one of 15 partnerships in BiH, whose work is financed through the project of local employment partnerships financed by EU in amount of 4 million EUR and implemented by the ILO, with an aim of retraining nearly 2,000 unemployed and employing at least 620.