The region's first employability portal, Ta3mal helps Arab youth and job seekers find support to transition into the world of work. Ta3mal is available in Arabic, English and French, and provides resources ranging from entry level job and internship opportunities, online career guidance and e-learning, to employability and entrepreneurship training. Silatech and Microsoft are co-partners in establishing the Ta3mal network, while local partners provide specialized content and access to services appropriate for selected countries. Specialized country portals are currently available in Egypt, Qatar, Tunisia, Iraq, Algeria and Morocco, with additional countries coming on line in the future.
TunInvest Croissance FCPR Fund
Along with other public and private co-investors, Silatech is investing in this country level fund. The fund invests equity and quasi-equity in Tunisian SMEs that create quality jobs, have innovative business models or provide innovative products and services.
MobiWorks is a mobile portal that connects young people without Internet access to employability resources, financial inclusion and job opportunities via a basic GSM mobile phone. Offered in regional partnership with Ooredoo, the portal aggregates opportunities from various youth serving organizations and enables young people to connect with them. The service is currently available in Tunisia as “Najja7ni.”
A part of Silatech’s Najja7ni service in Tunisia, MobiSouk is a mobile based marketplace that connects young entrepreneurs without Internet access to customers (B2C) and other businesses (B2B), where they can offer services and products.
Technical Assistance to MicroCred
Silatech is providing loan capital, business development services, technical assistance to MicroCred to develop a youth startup loan product.
Launched in partnership with UK-based Mindmill in 2011, Tamheed delivers quality career advice and placement support services. It provides youth-serving organizations (YSOs) with a complete toolkit for setting up a sustainable career advising practice. This includes highly predictive and user-friendly psychometric assessments delivered online in Arabic, English and French, the results of which can be used for both advice guidance and screening.
Tamheed career guidance services are provided in an extensive network of physical career centers found throughout the region, as well as online. Tamheed is a core component of the support we provide to Career and Job Placement Centers, and is complimented by capacity building in areas of soft-skills training, internships and job placement. Tamheed career guidance is integrated into Silatech’s and Microsoft's online employability portals (ta3mal.com). Tamheed’s psychometric assessments are also used by employers and training institutions to support the screening and selection of candidates, helping match candidates with the best-fit opportunities.
IFAD Rural Youth Economic Empowerment Program
$3 million program working with local partners – including microfinance institutions, banks, non-profits and companies in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt and Yemen – to build their capacity to design, manage and sustain youth-inclusive financial products and complementary non-financial services to disadvantaged and financially excluded youth living in rural areas.