$1 million investment will train refugees in tech and in-demand sectors; supporting integration into the German labor market
New York, NY, February 7, 2018 — The International Rescue Committee (IRC) announced a major collaboration with the Intel Foundation that will provide 1,000 refugees in Germany with skills training and employment services. Titled Project CORE: Creating Opportunities for Refugee Employment, the program will equip individuals in Germany with critical skills in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and other in-demand sectors of the German economy.
“It is exciting and encouraging to see that opportunities are being extended to refugees living in the country,” said David Miliband, president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. “The collaboration between the IRC and Intel Foundation provides individuals with an opportunity to gain critical skills in the most in-demand sectors of the German economy, allowing them to find a job and integrate into their new communities. We are grateful to the Intel Foundation for their commitment and leadership to refugee job training and integration. The work we will do together epitomizes the power of partnerships to develop the right solutions and create meaningful impact.”