24
MAR
2017

UBT Students Gain Firsthand Knowledge on the Textile Production Process

On March 24th 2017, Students from the University for Business and Technology UBT visited leading Kosovo sportswear manufacturer, S//Sprint, to gain firsthand knowledge on the textile production process. S//Sprint Production Director, Xufe Sopa, showed and explained the entire...
24
MAR
2017

Women from Prishtina take English Tests to Qualify for the WoW Training Program

On March 23rd 2017, over 300 women took part in English-language testing to qualify for the Women in Online Work (WOW) training program. The test-takers hope to be among the 50 candidates from Prishtina that will take part in a two-month intensive training program on technical...
20
MAR
2017

EMPOWER continues its support of the Kosovo Apparel and Marketing Association

On March 20th 2017, EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida – Styrelsen för Internationellt Utvecklingssamarbete signed a grant agreement with the Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association (KAMA) to support KAMA’s second year of operation. KAMA was established for the...
17
MAR
2017

English Testing Underway for the WoW Training Program in Gjilan

On March 17th 2017, The assessment phase of the Women in Online Work (WOW) training program started in Gjilan, where over one hundred young women were tested hoping to be one of the 60 trainees of the WOW program in Gjilan. WOW is a training program will include front-end web...
16
MAR
2017

Trosha about to open 44 new job places

  16 March 2017, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement with  “Trosha”, a  Kosovar brand of fresh food chain of bakeries & cafes. The grant will be used for the expansion of central kitchen production and opening of several new...
10
MAR
2017

International Women’s Day

On 10th USAID EMPOWER Private Sector organized an event regarding “ International Women’s Day” . The U.S Ambassador, Greg Delawie had the opening speech  where he talked about the women businesses leaders in Kosovo and their role in Kosovo’s economic growth through USAID’s...
06
MAR
2017

EMPOWER continuously support the Apparel Companies  

John Haycock is an apparel production expert with over 40-year experience where he is trying to help the companies in increasing sale and export by increasing the quality of the products and the efficiency of the workers. During the last three visits, John has been working with...
01
MAR
2017

EMPOWER and Mobileria Prishtina grant signing

On 23rd February 2017 EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement with Mobileria Prishtina, a wood processing company in the furniture industry. The grant given to the company is to support the establishment of a new production line that will allow...
01
MAR
2017

Gemix with EMPOWERS support to open 25 new job places

On 23rd February 2017 ,USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement with Gemix; a manufacturing company of colors and other various varnish types. The purpose of the activity is to financially support Gemix with a stone drying machine that will...
27
FEB
2017

Manufacturing price calculation in the apparel sector

EMPOWER and KAMA organized a training with John Haycock on “Manufacturing price calculation in the apparel sector”. In the training session dozens of apparel companies learned for the costs that should have in consideration when calculating the price of a product.  John Haycock...
21
FEB
2017

Yllka Brada designer presented “YOU” collection during London Fashion Week

During London Fashion Week organized by Oxford Fashion Studio, Yllka Brada presented six outfits for men and women with traditional details. Every year London Fashion Week (LFW) reviews more than 8,000 designers issuing invitations only to the extraordinary designers.  Yllka...
21
FEB
2017

We Are Looking to Hire an Intern!

If you are a university student about to complete studies or newly-graduated, eager to acquire work experience in a dynamic working environment, then we want to hear from you! USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Sida, has currently one internship position in the...
21
FEB
2017

EMPOWER continuous supporting Women in Online Work (WOW)

The second phase of the Women in Online Work (WOW) kicked off on 14th February 2017 at a ceremony held in Gjilan. Our Mission Director James Hope joined by the Deputy Minister for Economic Development Besa Zogaj – Gashi and Mayor of Gjilan/Gnjilane signed off on the Memorandum of...
03
FEB
2017

USAID EMPOWER supporting Thes-Ari for further achievements

  USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida and Thes-Ari signed a grant agreement for laboratory analysis equipment which is a pre-requirement for the  EN Plus quality certification for wood biomass fuel pellets. The grant is a co-finance for  seven specific...
01
FEB
2017

21 Inters are Certified in the Wood Processing Sector

On 31 of January 2017, 21 interns in the wood processing sector were certified at an event in Zubin Potok which was supported by USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida . Our Mission Director James Hope spoke at the ceremony along with Goran Paulsson, Head of...
30
JAN
2017

USAID EMPOWER continuous supporting metal producers

On 25th January 2017, USAID EMPOWER Private Sector in partnership with Sida signed a grant agreement with Rroni Fer , the main Kosovar producer of cold drawn wire, and  cold rolled narrow strips used in construction and as elements of fences. With the grant given Rroni Fer will...
20
JAN
2017

We Are Looking to Hire Interns!

If you are a university student about to complete studies or newly-graduated, eager to acquire work experience in a dynamic working environment, then we want to hear from you! USAID EMPOWER Private Sector, in partnership with Sida, has currently one internship position in the...
18
JAN
2017

EMPOWER and Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association meets Deputy Prime Minister, Mr. Ramiz Kelmendi

The Kosovo Apparel Marketing Association (KAMA), which is financed by the USAID’s EMPOWER Private Sector, headed by Director Nora Zhilivoda and Members of Association Board – Protex, Solid, S/Sprint, Menakon, Soxey and Artatex – met today the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic...