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Disadvantaged young people have benefited from an ESF-funded employment project in Malta

The Embark for Life (E4L) project has helped 132 young job-seekers overcome obstacles and find a job or further training opportunities. The project focused on 16- to 24-year-olds who, for a variety of reasons, had problems getting a job or staying in work. With ESF support they took part in education programmes covering topics such as communications, life skills, health and safety at work, and networking for job-seekers. Vocational training courses offering skills in hairdressing, food handling and computer use was provided by educational institutions, including the Malta College of Art, Science and Technology. Participation helped them improve their job prospects and live independently as part of their communities. Of a total of 368 participants, so far 132 have found jobs or gone into further training.