Prishtina, March 7, 2020 – Kosovo women and girls should follow their goals for employment and career development despite any difficulties they may encounter along their path. This was said during the certificate handover ceremony for 30 participants of Enhancing Women’s Employment project, implemented by the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, supported by the U.S. Embassy in Prishtina. The six-month project aimed to prepare young and newly graduated women for the labor market, including a training and internship opportunity in private sector enterprises.
Deborah MacLean, Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Prishtina expressed her hope that this opportunity met the expectations of these young women, and that it has left them with ideas how to continue applying the knowledge and honing the skills you learned as your careers only continue to lead you down a path of success.
“Kosovo is your home and whether it seems like it or not, you have the power to make it what you want,” MacLean said, encouraging participants not lose hope in their capabilities or in their country despite the bumps along the way.
Shkendije Loshaj Krasniqi, Membership Manager of the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo, and Project Leader, explained that the Enhancing Women’s Employment project aimed at training young women in management, leadership, communications and emotional intelligence. She thanked the U.S. Embassy in Prishtina for supporting the project, as well as AmCham member companies such as ProCredit, ITBM, KEDS, Pricewaterhouse Coopers and Trepharm for providing the internship opportunities for the training participants.
Until now, eight project participants have managed to be employed with the companies in which they completed the internships, whereas the American Chamber of Commerce in Kosovo will continue to support the economic empowerment of women as well as to increase employment opportunities through its continuous activities, and its Women Leaders Committee.