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Training measures to reduce the effects of the economic crisis on the labour market of Cyprus-EN

  • In-company / On-the-job training programmes: The measure helps companies to retain their employees instead of laying them off by utilising their idle time for training. The promotion of these programmes has been focused on the sectors most affected by the economic recession such as Hotel and Catering and Construction. HRDA helps employers to design and implement training programmes that meet their specialized needs and subsidises their eligible costs, including the wages of the participants for the duration of the training.
  • Upgrading training programmes for the unemployed: The measure aims to help people to return to productive employment by providing them with the skills required by the labour market. HRDA, in partnership with the Public Employment Service, the Cyprus Productivity Centre and the Higher Hotel Institute, organised upgrading training programmes for unemployed persons of duration 30 to 90 hours. The programmes provide training on: Information Technology Skills, Languages, Health and Safety issues and a variety of technical skills such as Maintenance of Hotel Electromechanical Equipment, Specialised Welding and Specialised Cuisine. The programmes are offered free of charge and participants are entitled to a training allowance of €8 per hour.
  •  Accelerated initial training programmes: The measure provides to newcomers and other unemployed persons theoretical and practical training in occupations, which are currently in demand. During 2009, training programmes of duration 16 to 24 weeks are implemented for the occupations of: Plumbers, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Technicians, Building Electricians, Aluminium Technicians and Cooks. The programmes are offered free of charge to persons who want to embark on a career in such occupations and participants receive training allowances from the HRDA.
  • Job placement and training of unemployed tertiary education graduates: The measure provides incentives to enterprises to provide employment, practical training and work experience to graduates. HRDA provides subsidies to employers for the delivery of on-the-job training to young graduates (6 or 12 months duration). The in-house training of graduates is enhanced by their participation in other training courses, aiming at specialising and expanding their knowledge.



These measures were supported by a targeted national promotional campaign utilising all mass communication media and through conducting informative meetings in all districts. Additionally, the HRDA visited numerous individual employers to explain how they could benefit from the measures and how they can link training to the achievement of vocational qualifications. The results so far are acknowledged by the social partners as satisfactory






Further information:
Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus,

Cyprus: HRDA study identifies green skill needs in the Cyprus economy 2017-27 (1/2018)
Cyprus - Employment forecasts 2017-27 (4/2017)
Youth Board of Cyprus programmes for Active Youth and Youth Entrepreneurship Development (3/2017)
Cyprus: Accreditation and upgrading of the Post-Secondary Institutes of Vocational Education and Training (2/2017)
Adoption of the first National Youth Strategy for Cyprus (1/2017)
Vocational Skills Week Events in Cyprus (4/2016)
Reform and Upgrading of the Apprenticeship Scheme (New Modern Apprenticeship) of Cyprus (3/2016)
Identification of blue skill needs in the Cyprus economy 2016-26 (2/2016)
Reform of the Vocational Education and Training System of Cyprus (1/2016)
Evaluation of the Impact of the Schemes for Job Placement of Unemployed Young Persons for the Acquisition of Work Experience in Enterprises/Organisations implemented by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (12/2015)
Employment forecasts in Cyprus 2014-2024 (4/2015)
Evaluation of the Impact of Activities of the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus (12/2014)
Cyprus Lifelong Learning Strategy for the period 2014-2020 (9/2014)
Promoting Green Skills in the Cyprus Economy (2/2012)
Promoting Green Skills in the Cyprus Economy (1/2011)
Employment Forecasts in Cyprus 2010-2020
Development of a Competence-Based System of Vocational Qualifications in Cyprus
Training measures to reduce the effects of the economic crisis on the labour market of Cyprus
Completion of Projects Co-financed by the ESF
Good Practices of Community Initiative EQUAL in Cyprus (3/2008)
Strategy of the Operational Programme “Employment, Human Capital and Social Cohesion” 2007-2013 for Cyprus (3/2008)
Employment Forecasts in Cyprus 2008-2018
Elaboration of a Lifelong Learning Strategy for Cyprus 2007-2013 (1/2008)
Human Capital Development is at the Forefront of the New National Productivity Strategy for Cyprus (3/2007)
The thematic priority “Human Resources and Social Cohesion” features prominently in the NSRF 2007-2013 for Cyprus (2/2007)
Forecasts of Employment Needs for Nursing Staff in Cyprus 2005-2015 (3/2006)
Progress Towards the Development of a Life Long Learning Strategy for Cyprus (3/2006)
Highlights of Education and Training Priorities in the National Lisbon Programme for Cyprus (2/2006)
National Lisbon Programme of Cyprus (1/2006)
Launching Europass in Cyprus (1/2006)
Feasibility Workshop on European Skill Needs Forecasting (1/2006)
Presenting ReferNet in Cyprus (1/2006)
Employment Forecast Studies Cover Wide Spectrum (3/2005)
Education Reform Widely Debated (2/2005)
Employability and Opportunity in Cyprus? (1/2005)
Cyprus Contribution to the Enlargement Dossier (2004)
Training Actions Under the Single Programming Document of Cyprus for Objective 3 Human Resources (3/2004)
Preparing Cyprus for ReferNet (2/2004)
A Major Resource for a Small Economy (1/2004)
Boosting Vocational Training Capabilities (3/2003)


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