Together with USAID, we have launched a project to retrain Mariupol residents

Thanks to USAID support, 11 “I’Mariupol” centers are now offering new in-demand professions. Larysa Marchenko was among the first to take advantage of this opportunity in Lviv.

In Mariupol, she worked for 15 years as a manager at “Megastroy”. She never imagined that she would have to change her job profile.

Larysa took advantage of the retraining programme and completed a 5-week course at the Lviv Educational Centre for Programming “Nikos-LTV” and studied to become an accountant. The courses are free for Mariupol residents.

“I am very grateful to the center for this project. After all, new skills are needed in the new environment. This is a great support in such a difficult time,” Larysa said.

The project operates in Kyiv, Odesa, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Kryvyi Rih, Kropyvnytskyi, Cherkasy, Chernivtsi, Ivano-Frankivsk, Khmelnytskyi and Ternopil.

“We strive to create the best possible conditions for employment of Mariupol residents. There are specialities in demand on the labour market and we can retrain Mariupol residents for them. This is an effective result of our partnership with USAID. From now on, Mariupol residents can learn new professions,” Vadym Boichenko, Mayor of Mariupol said.