The Republic of Cyprus currently implements vocational training programmes for specialised manual labour (welding, plumbing, automation, car repairs and others) through the Cyprus Productivity Centre. The vocational training programmes provided by the state are also open to recognised refugees. The training programmes are held in Greek. However, vocational training in English is sometimes provided through local municipalities and NGOs.
Technical Vocational Training (TVT) offers accelerated initial training and continuing training for technical personnel in industry and technical advice to businesses for solving specific problems. Training programs are organised in specially equipped laboratories in Nicosia, Limassol and Larnaca by qualified instructors. Training Programs are offered in the following vocations: mechanical installations, machining, welding, plumbing, central heating and hydraulics, facility maintenance, building construction, carpentry and cabinetmaking, car mechanics, electrical installations, design and production of clothes, telecommunications (mobile telephony), automation, car body repairing, refrigeration and air conditioning and constructions with aluminium. You can learn more by visiting the Cyprus Productivity Centre website.
HelpRefugeesWork Online Platform
HelpRefugeesWork is an online platform that brings motivated job-seeking refugees into contact with employers and training providers in Cyprus. HelpRefugeesWork is an initiative of the UNHCR Office in Cyprus, in collaboration with the Cyprus Refugee Council.
All services provided by HelpRefugeesWork are free of charge.