Public and private initiatives in skills training in Turkey
AuthorSoykut Sarıca, Yeşim Pınar
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CitationSoykut Sarıca, Y. P. (2014). Public and private initiatives in skills training in Turkey. Labor And Employment Relations In A Globalized World: New Perspectives On Work, Social Policy And Labor Market Implications, 207-230. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-04349-4_10
The priorities 9th National Development Plan (NDP) covering the 2007-2013 period relevant to HRD-OP (Human Resources Development Operational Programme) involve supporting the priority of "increasing employment" which includes improving the employability of the target groups and strengthening the capacity of public employment services. The chapter reviews several training programmes which are offered by unions to their members. An important venture in this area is the joint MESS (Metal Employers' Association of Turkey) and Turk Metal (Metal Workers' Union of Turkey) project whose main objective is to provide a mechanism for continually improving the productivity and competitiveness of the metal industry as well as to provide ongoing skills development for employees.