U.S. Ambassador Donald Blome joined the Minister of Industry, Energy and Mines Salwa Sghayer in inaugurating Education for Employment (EFE)’s new office in Zarzis, Tunisia, which will help graduates from throughout the south launch their careers. As part of the ceremony, EFE signed new partnership agreements with key private sector and employment stakeholders including the Zarzis Park of Economic Activities, the South Development Office, and the Higher Institute of Technological Studies of Djerba.
Through more than $2.8 million in U.S. Embassy support since 2017, EFE has been able to provide targeted skill-based training that has helped more than 500 youth from interior regions find jobs in a range of industries, including education, health care, finance, and IT. Our support to EFE is one of the many ways that the U.S. Embassy is investing in Tunisia’s future by equipping youth from across Tunisia with the skills needed to find meaningful employment and help rebuild the economy.