On Friday, December 15, the Graduate Integration Commission met for the eighth consecutive year to present its report and decide on actions to be taken in 2018.
The Commission, under the chairmanship of the Minister of State, is composed of 13 members. Created in February 2010 by the Prince’s Government, it responds to the wish of HSH the Sovereign Prince to preserve in the Principality the intellectual wealth of its youth and also to facilitate the return of expatriate graduates to Monaco.
The executive unit’s mission is to support young Monegasque and resident graduates by promoting the establishment of bridges, and by establishing privileged contacts with companies to facilitate their access to skilled jobs, particularly in the private sector.
Minister of Health and Social Affairs, Didier Gamerdinger reminded those present that the integration of young graduates is at the heart of the concerns of the Prince’s Government.
Since the creation of the Commission, a total of more than one thousand young graduates have been interviewed in order to be able, at the end of their training, to benefit from support to find a first job, while 236 graduates, including 123 of Monegasque nationality, found a position in Monaco corresponding to their qualifications. Twenty-one expatriates have successfully benefited from this support.
These meetings have allowed for more than seven years of discussions which have helped to highlight some of the obstacles and have resulted in more personalised support, the increased awareness of business leaders and a better knowledge of the employment-generating sectors in the Principality.