The objective of the Opportunity Fund is to support VSD Providers towards provision of market- oriented and sustainable VSD offers, which lead to immediate employment (max 3 months after the completion of the training) of the learners.
Sectors covered: (1) Hospitality; (2) Health and Social Care; (3) Personal Services; (4) Agriculture; (5) Food Technology; (6) Machinery; (7) Applied IT.
Eligible applicants of the Opportunity Fund are:
a) Private providers of non-formal VSD
b) VET Schools providing non-formal VSD
c) CSOs providing non-formal VSD
d) Employers providing in-house VSD
Private providers, VET Schools and CSOs providing non-formal VSD can apply for the Opportunity Fund only in cooperation with one or multiple employers who guarantee in a written form to employ at least 35% of the trained persons within 3 months after completion of the VSD training.
Employers providing in-house VSD shall guarantee in a written form to employ 50% of the trained learners within 3 months after completion of the VSD training.
Application procedure and deadline:
All eligible applicants are encouraged to submit the Application with the supporting documents no later than 10th July 2019, to the following e-mail address: Boris.Trimcev@helvetas.org with subject: OF 2019 Application
The applicants are encouraged to submit their applications in English language. Applications submitted in Macedonian or Albanian language will also be taken into consideration.
Additional information along with the application documents that are integral part of the Opportunity Fund Manual can be downloaded here:
Should you need support regarding the application documents, please send an e-mail to the following e-mail address: Daniela.Stojanova@helvetas.org with subject: OF 2019 Documents