The Municipality of Altea and the Chamber of Commerce sign an agreement aimed at reducing the unemployment rate among young people

The Municipality of Altea, and the Alicante Chamber of Commerce signed a collaboration agreement by which, through the Integral Qualification and Employment Programme, PICE, of the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, support is provided to reduce the unemployment rate among young people aged 16 to 29, improving their qualifications and employability and promoting self-employment.

This agreement has been signed by the mayor of Altea, Jaume Llinares and the president of the Chamber, Juan Bautista Riera.

This programme is part of the National Youth Guarantee System, an initiative of the Ministry of Labour and Social Economy in line with the Youth Entrepreneurship and Employment Strategy. The Chambers of Commerce act as mediators between companies and young people to increase their job opportunities and provide them with a job counsellor who is responsible for guiding the young person during their training pathway and bringing them closer to companies that demand their job profile, both in Spain and in the European Union.

The Mayor has highlighted the work that is being carried out in the same direction in Altea through the ADL and the European Projects Office, in order to meet the job expectations of young people.

“This programme gives young people the possibility to open the door and continue working in companies. The work done in these agreements is very important and in this case, with today’s signing, we are joining forces to achieve the same objective”, concluded the Mayor,

The municipal head of Employment Promotion, Maria Antonia Laviós, reiterated the Mayor’s thanks and informed that it will be the EPA of Altea which will host the first course of the Chamber of Commerce in Altea, “Marketing and Digital Communication”. A free training course that will run from April to June and whose requirements to attend are to be previously registered in the Youth Guarantee Service, to participate in the PICE and to have completed the Vocational Guidance.

“This PICE programme also involves interviews to see the needs and particularities of the young people and we hope that this action will help the young people of our municipality to find employment, to improve it and to re-enter the labour market”. Laviós pointed out.

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