Category Archives: VET / TVET

Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training (STVET) Project

Country: Lao PDR

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Period: 09/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The TVET Skills Contracting Program aims to widening the national skills training base through direct support for the greater involvement of selected private TVET institutions. The project seeks to improve both the quality of, and access to, formal TVET in Lao PDR, focusing on certificate and diploma programs. Quality improvements include developing skill standards, improving curricula and training teachers in 4 priority skill areas:

(i) construction and building trades,

(ii) mechanical and machinery maintenance and repair,

(iii) furniture-making, and

(iv) basic business.

TVET School Entrance Examination

Country: Mongolia

Donor: Millennium Challenge Corporation

Period: 05/2011 – 10/2011

Activity: Support MCA-Mongolia in the design of instruments for a rigorous impact evaluation of VET activities to assess the extent to which VET project activities, and, in particular, the establishment of a competency-based training system and complementary equipment upgrades, impact the overall quality of VET schools as well as the skill-level, productivity, employment, and income of VET graduates.

Framework Contract: Provision of Expertise for Quality Assurance, Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation

Country: worldwide

Donor: European Training Foundation

Period: 01/2011 – 05/2013

Activity: The objective of the framework contract is to provide high quality experts to conduct quality assurance, planning, monitoring and evaluation services of ETF activities in the education and training and related sectors. The services may be implemented at a project, thematic or country level and may be conducted in ETF offices in Turin or at a country, regional or cross-regional level and may require country specific experience or knowledge.

National Vocational Qualifications Framework, Competency-based Curriculum and National Learning Resources Development in support of demand-driven TVET system in Mongolia

Country: Mongolia

Donor: Millennium Challenge Corporation

Period: 03/2010 – 09/2012

Activity: The TVET Project is one of five projects designed under the Millennium Challenge Account – Mongolia (MCA-M) to address the primary constraints to even economic growth in Mongolia. In addition to developing a National Vocational Qualifications Framework the program seeks to improve public-private partnerships in TVET, define industry-led skills training standards for occupations and trades and translate these standards into modern competency-based curricula. A new national curriculum has been integrated to Mongolia’s national education system and supported by modernized instructional equipment and technology, curriculum materials and learning resources and underpinned by improved teacher training and professional development. The project aims at securing more equitable access for Mongolians to a quality improved and relevant TVET system.

Support to a Demand-oriented Vocational Training Network, Phase II

Country: Republic of Kyrgyzstan

Donor: GTZ

Period: 11/2009 – 05/2010

Activity: The project design aims at an integrated approach to improve the quality of vocational training and employment services. The project advises the relevant actors in three key areas “accreditation”, “certification” and “labour market information system” to change the procedures and processes in a way that will improve the market overview for stakeholders. In particular, it supports the State Committee for Migration and Employment, with its decentralized offices and information and communication centres, the State Agency for Vocational Education including selected education institutions, the Ministry of Education and Science and the Chamber of Commerce and other project participants, in creating conditions for improved accreditation and certification of educational institutions, education courses and vocational qualifications as well as the introduction and use of an improved labour market information system.

Assistance to the Reform of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training System in the Arab Republic of Egypt (TVET Reform Project)

Country: Egypt

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 10/2008 – 09/2012

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to improving the competitiveness of the Egyptian enterprises on domestic and international markets. In particular this contract is contributing to the immediate objective: To support the development of human and institutional capacity for the formulation and implementation of a national TVET reform policy.

Shanxi Development Strategy for Technical and Vocational Education and Training

Country: PR China

Donor: Asian Development Bank

Period: 03/2008-02/2009

Activity: The impact of the TA is the transformation of the TVET system in Shanxi into a demand and employment-driven and competence-based system in support of Shanxi’s medium- and long-term social and economic development. The outcome of the TA is the consideration by higher authorities of the provincial and central governments of key TA policy recommendations for improving the TVET system in Shanxi.

Planning, Delivery and Follow-up of vocational trainings for Economic and Social Relaunch of Northwest Provinces in Cambodia (ECOSORN) – Lot 1, 2, 3

Country: Cambodia

Donor: EuropeAid ALA

Period: 10/2007 – 12/2010

Activity: The overall objective of the ECOSORN project is to contribute to poverty reduction through increased household income, mainly through increased agricultural production. The project purpose is the economic and social development of the rural population in 3 north-west provinces of Cambodia, in a way that benefits equitably to both men and women. Smallholder farmers and their family members living in the project area are the primary beneficiaries of the project.

Social Partnership in Education and Training, Phase 2

Country: Uzbekistan

Donor: EuropeAid Tacis

Period: 09/2007 – 08/2009

Activity: The overall objective of the project is to contribute to promoting mechanisms and practices of social partnership in education and training as a means to improve its quality and relevance. The purpose is to develop capacity at national, regional and local levels for designing and implementing vocational education and training (VET) policy, for involving stakeholders and in particular social partners, and for improving the link of VET to the needs of employers, youth and adults.