Egypt: YEP MED partners sign agreement with the local community to foster youth employment in the Port sector


On Monday, July 12, 2021, Damietta Port Authority (DPA) and Port Training Institute have signed an institutional agreement with Damietta Port Community for cooperation under the YEP MED Project, co-financed by the EU Programme ENI CBC MED. .

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by Rear Admiral/ Waleed Mostafa Awad – DPA Chairman with a number of 12 partners, from all port-related sectors: Terminal Operation, Stevedoring & Warehousing, Inland Transportation, Shipping Agency, Customs Clearance in addition to academic education and dual training centres. Local partners were Horus University, Damietta Commercial Chamber, Damietta Company for Handling Containers, Cairo 3A, Sesco Trans, Marine Logistic, Sea Service, Sanabel, Sky Logistics, Kadmar, Al-Dawodi Office for Customs Clearance and Mubarak Cool for Dual Education.

Rear Admiral/ Waleed  Mostafa Awad stated that the YEP MED project aims at building the capacities and developing the skills of 582 trainees from Egyptian young men and women, graduates and undergraduates, to improve their opportunity to find a job in the Port sector., He added that the signing of this MoU came as a result of continuous support from H.E the Minister of transport for DPA to participate in this project which is implemented on a Mediterranean level for a period of 3 years.

YEP MED Project promotes integration between the education sector, Technical Vocational and Educational Training (TVET) and career guidance. This should lead to the development of combined approaches that include counselling, mentoring, specialized employment advisory support, entrepreneurship promotion, tailor-made training, and job placements.