HABE and Lanbide sign an agreement for unemployed people to learn the basque language (euskera) and improve their employability
• The Minister of Employment and Social Policy, Beatriz Artolazabal, and the Minister of Culture and Linguistic Policy, Bingen Zupiria, presented in St Sebastian/Donostia this pilot project, aimed at people who take training courses.
DSS, 2017 09 22
The Minister of Employment and Social Policies, Beatriz Artolazabal, and the Minister of Culture and Linguistic Policy, Bingen Zupiria, today presented in Donostia-San Sebastián the agreement between Lanbide and HABE to facilitate the learning of Basque language (euskera) to people in situations of unemployment.
This pilot project, aimed at people who are developing courses through Lanbide, aims to improve the employability of unemployed people, as well as influence the Basque Government's commitment to offer the greatest number of facilities when it comes to learning Basque. The agreement signed between the two parties sets an investment for this 2017-2018 course of 200,000€.
In a presentation attended by the director general of Lanbide, Borja Belandia, and the director of HABE, Iokin Azkue, Minister Beatriz Artolazabal has stressed the importance of this commitment to improve the employability of unemployed people.
"Lanbide has detected an increase in the demand for bilingual services in professional families related, in general, to the attention to the public, within the services sector. This demand is especially noticeable in the most Basque-speaking areas of Euskadi. For this reason, we consider that unemployed working people who perform qualifying actions, especially in some training specialties, can increase their employability by attaching to their job application an accredited knowledge of Euskera.
"That is to say, it is a parallel formation directed mainly to people for whom to know the Basque language can be very interesting also from a professional perspective", indicated Artolazabal.