The University of Science and Technology participated in the kick-off meeting of the project "Mediterranean Youth, NEETs and women advancing Skills, Employment and Awareness in the Blue and Green Economy – MYSEA". MYSEA project is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC MED Programme.
This project aims to increase the employability of 1000 youth, women and NEETs in the agri-food and waste management industries by developing training oriented to both sectors and strengthening local governance and sector-skills alliances between economic actors and TVET institutions to align the education curricula with sector's needs.
The President of the University of Science and Technology, Prof. Dr. Saeb Khreisat, praised the support provided by the European Union to Jordan and the region, which aims to strengthen cooperation between the countries of the region and the countries of the European Union, which will contribute to the transfer of knowledge and technical expertise between these countries. Dr. Khreisat also explained the importance of these international projects for the University of Science and Technology, because they have a significant positive impact on the university's reputation globally, which would contribute to improving the university's ranking worldwide.
The project manager at the University of Science and Technology, Prof. Fahmi Abu Al-Rub pointed out that this project includes five different countries, including Jordan. These countries register the highest number of unemployed youths, young women and NEETs across the Mediterranean.
Dr. Abu Al-Rub explained that the need to understand and address the interrelations that hinder social integration and gender equality has become necessary to analyze the agricultural food and waste management sectors and their modification factors, including economic, social and environmental factors, in order to exploit economic growth opportunities, create job opportunities, reduce risks and direct political attention.