The Chemical Industry Will Create Employment for Disadvantaged Individuals under the Leadership of İKMİB. Istanbul Chemicals and Chemical Products Exporters' Association (İKMİB), leading the export attack of the chemical industry, is implementing an important social project to address the qualified personnel shortage problem of the industry. Aiming to employ individuals in a socioeconomically disadvantaged position in different sub-sectors of chemistry by receiving vocational training.The Project of Combating Poverty of the Chemical Industry" started. Within the scope of the project, which will last for one year, it is aimed to reach 25 people, of which at least 100 are women, and to raise awareness on this issue in the sector. With the model to be created, it will be ensured that the project's area of influence will be expanded in the future.
İKMİB aims to provide a solution to the shortage of qualified personnel, one of the most important problems of the sector, with the Project to Fight Poverty in the Chemical Industry, on the other hand, by touching a social wound, it aims to provide vocational training to 100 people in a socioeconomically disadvantaged position and to employ them in different sub-sectors of chemistry.
Combating Poverty of the Chemical Industry
In the opening meeting of the "Combating Poverty of the Chemical Industry" project implemented within the scope of the "Social Integration of Disadvantaged Groups and Improving Employability of Disadvantaged Groups Grant Program" carried out by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Department of European Union and Financial Aids, information was given about the works to be done and the targets for the next period were shared. .
Esenler District Governor Hulusi Şahin also attended the meeting where İKMİB Chairman of the Board Murat Akyüz and Deputy Governor of Istanbul Ahmet Önal made the opening speeches.
Stating that they are aware of their social responsibilities in his speech, Murat Akyüz, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Istanbul Chemicals and Products Exporters' Association (İKMİB); “Life unfortunately does not offer equal opportunities to everyone. However, there is nothing we can do… chemical industrialists we take responsibility and take action to ensure that socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals are employed in our sector.
We sincerely believe that with the support of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, the Directorate of European Union and Financial Aids and our project partners, the Project on Combating Poverty in the Chemical Industry will become an exemplary model in this field and will further expand its sphere of influence in the coming years. We are proud to be a part of such a project that will bring about a social transformation in regions such as Gaziosmanpaşa, Esenler, Esenyurt, Bağcılar, Sultanbeyli and Sultangazi.”
Murat Akyüz gave information about the works carried out within the scope of the project with a total budget of 1 million 100 thousand TL and said: “We have started the HR Needs Analysis, where we will conduct interviews with sector companies within the scope of the project for which we completed the preparatory work. In line with the data to be obtained from the analysis, vocational training will be given to 100 socioeconomically disadvantaged people and they will be provided with certificates. In addition, a Human Resources Portal will be created to facilitate their entry into the labor market. For a strong Turkey, we need strong women who can stand on their own feet. In this direction, at least 100 of the 25 people who will benefit from our project will be women.
With the project, we will also carry out activities aimed at raising awareness on issues such as the difficulties experienced by disadvantaged groups and social exclusion.
We will visit our 100 companies operating in the chemical industry and provide information on the subject. We also aim to raise awareness in the public through public service announcements and workshops on different subjects. I would like to thank our project partners, Turkish Chemical, Petroleum, Rubber and Plastic Industry Employers' Association (KİPLAS) and International Lifelong Learning Association, especially the Ministry of Labor and Social Security, who contributed to the realization of this project”.
Source : IKMIB