Youth unemployment is at over 30% in Jordan. A variety of factors make finding a job a challenge for Jordanian youth, including a growing population, cultural sensitivities and immigration caused by instability within the region.
Prince’s Trust International conducted a feasibility study in 2014 to identify ways in which Jordan could benefit from The Trust’s experience in the UK. This identified a need for demand-led, sector-specific programmes, and recommended piloting the highly successful Get into programme model in Jordan, which offers young people intensive training and experience in a specific sector, in partnership with employers.
We have put these recommendations into action, and are currently working with the King Abdullah Fund for Development, INJAZ and Business Development Centre to launch Get into pilot programmes in a number of areas in Jordan in 2015. Following this we aim to roll the programme out across various areas and target groups of young people in 2016.
HRH The Prince of Wales, 8 February 2015