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One thousand interns – and a path to employability in Macedonia


In Macedonia, where official unemployment hovers at 35 percent, the My Career initiative has passed a milestone of 1,000 interns placed with companies, organizations, and municipalities, of which more than 150 have been offered full-time jobs.

Since its start in early 2009, MyCareer—spearheaded by the Macedonia Competitiveness Project—has hosted a website to match students and job-seekers with employers looking for interns and skilled workers. Over 300 firms, 52 municipalities, and several leading universities have registered on the site, making it an essential source for job opportunities and experiential learning.

MyCareer also offers e-career fairs—online events for employers and would-be employees to review each other’s credentials and chat live—as well as training in CV writing and workplace communication. Participating Macedonian universities are establishing career centers in line with MyCareer principles and 10 career counselors, all from different educational institutions, are now certified Global Career Development Facilitators, an internationally recognized brand.

Download the Newsletter (Issue II, May 2010) here.

Published June 2010