The On-the-Job Training Stipend Grant
This stipend covers the remuneration of new IT staff (graduates without a local full-time employment contract at time of application) who need to gain knowledge and practical skills in mid-level or advanced-level value added services that cannot be found easily in the labor force but are essential to being hired for new outsourcing/ IT services projects with international buyers.
To be eligible for this stipend, individuals will need to have a signed full -time employment contract (short term if necessary) with a Palestinian IT company, which will engage them on a project for which the company has a letter of intent or soft contract with an international buyer. This stipend is a fixed amount and will be valid for a maximum of one year, depending on the technology and project complexity.
For its workforce to be eligible, the Palestinian IT company must demonstrate in its application that its trainees will receive practical training and mentoring during the project under the supervision and approval of the company’s international buyer who must also approve the trainees and their training plans. The stipend amount will be determined depending on current market value for position or technical skill, candidate experience, and technology / project complexity.
The local companies are required to cover all overhead costs including office space, technology facilities, and management. The firm must present a business case for the workforce stipend justified by the prospects of a follow-up contract with the international buyer. The firm must also provide details of the human, technology, facilities, and other resources that it will contribute to the on-the-job training and ensure that they are adequate.
The following criteria will be used to assess companies’ applications:
The following criteria will be used to assess the suitability of the proposed trainees:
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