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27/07/2012

Summer camps for young people looking for work have been set up in Estonia

The Estonian Employers’ Federation and Unemployment Insurance Fund are using ESF funding to run six summer camps for 180 young people – with the aim of boosting their job prospects. The camps are part of a youth employment programme which, with the participation of employers and companies, helps 16-24-year-olds explore skills and opportunities. After the summer camp they can follow practical training with the participating companies. The idea is to offer an informal environment for young people to test out different options and see what suits them best. According to project manager Kadri Seeder, young people often do not know what kind of work they would like to do or what might suit them – these summer camps help youngsters find out what they are good at and what they might take up next.