IRC will use the funds to launch Project CORE: Creating Opportunities for Refugee Employment, a program designed to equip refugees in Germany, where more than 1.5 million people have sought asylum since 2015, with critical skills in information and communications technology (ICT) and other in-demand occupations. The multifaceted program will provide participants with a comprehensive orientation to the German labor market, an introduction to the IT industry, and courses that provide them with the skills and certifications needed to secure a job. The program also will expose local partners to best practices around refugee integration and training that can be shared with a broader network of stakeholders.
"It is exciting and encouraging to see that opportunities are being extended to refugees living in the country," said IRC president and CEO David Miliband. "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."