A survey of digital skills conducted on a sample of 1,900 employed and unemployed respondents and 100 companies in BiH showed that most companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina (73%) claim that digital skills are very important or even crucial for their business. Of these, 59% of employers point out that these are skills used by industry-specific programs, and 38% of companies prefer or exclusively hire candidates with an adequate level of digital skills. These indicators point to the importance of greater and better involvement in vocational training created according to the needs of the labor market and the constant need to diversify the offer of these trainings.
The project "Strengthening women for employment in business environments of the digital age" included the development and accreditation of two training programs for employment and self-employment of women in areas highly needed in the labor market: Training of accounting assistants and training for Basics of manual and automatic software. The project also included implementing the training of accounting assistants for 15 unemployed women. The project's overall goal was to contribute to increasing the employment and self-employment of women in the Sarajevo Canton in the accounting, finance, and IT sectors.
Specific objectives of the project:
TARGET GROUP: 14 unemployed women from the Sarajevo Canton who have completed minimum secondary education.
PROJECT DURATION: March-October 2021
DVV International began its work in Bosnia and Herzegovina in June 2000.