The innovative Career Development SYSLAB Centres were established within the framework of the “Innovative Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Employment” UNDP Moldova Project, based on the SYSLAB International AS methodology, with the financial support of Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Embassy in Moldova. Starting in 2016, the SYSLAB Center in Comrat is financed by the European Union through the UNDP implemented Programme – “Support for Agriculture and Rural Development in ATU Gagauzia and Taraclia” (SARD). The SYSLAB Centres were launched and are active in 5 Moldovan localities: Chisinau, Rezina, Comrat, Cahul, and Balti. They are meant to train and assist the qualified unemployed persons, returned Moldovan migrants and graduates to get relevant jobs in the Republic of Moldova or launch a business. The expected impact is to prevent brain drain and to support the economic growth of the country.
The recentgraduates, unemployed people with higher education, and returned migrants may benefit from the assistance provided by the SYSLAB Centres, regardless of their age, ethnic origin, and work experience. The counselling will focus on identifying the chances for getting employed on the labour market or for business planning and launching.
SYSLAB Career Advisors are well-known for the professional recommendations provided to all the participants attending the training programs. They monitor the progress and the results of the training activities to ensure that every participant fully harnesses the existing employment opportunities.
During the trainings provided by the Centre, you will benefit from the necessary assistance to get prepared for obtaining a job successfully: providing awareness of your own competences, drafting an efficient CV, applying correctly for a vacancy, and developing communication skills. You will also obtain necessary assistance and guidance to plan and launch your own business.
Currently 5 Career Development Centres operate – all of them being created as part of the “Innovative Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Employment” UNDP Moldova Project. The first Centre was launched in Chisinau in June 2013. The other 4 Centres were created in Moldovan regions (Rezina, Balti, Cahul, and Comrat) during April 2014 – April 2015. A SYSLAB Centre is operated by one Coordinator, one or two Career Advisors, and one or two Assistant.
The following tools are used to provide trainings: organization of individual or group activities, simulations, role-playing games, public speech and presentation, cognitive games.
The SYSLAB Centres benefit from a series of partnerships set within the project to facilitate the successful employment of the Centres’ beneficiaries. Partnerships were established with a number of universities from Chisinau, Cahul, Comrat, and Balti, with StarNet, NEXUS, and other companies from business environment, which regularly visit the SYSLAB Centres to provide employment offers and to get acquainted with the beneficiaries of the Centres.