Category Archives: VET / TVET

Support to the reform of Vocational Education and Training (first and second part of Second Phase)

Country: Morocco

Donor: GTZ

Period: 08/2007 – 02/2011

Activity: The overall goal of the project is that the dual (cooperative) system of vocational education and training is an integral part of the national VET system and contributes to a better qualification and higher employment of graduates and employees. The goal of the second phase is that the in-company apprentice training in the sectors of textile and tourism/hotel is an accepted and integral part of vocational education that can be applied to other sectors as well.

Formulation of Legal Framework and Improvement of Management and Governance in the Kenyan TIVET System

Country: Kenya

Donor: African Development Bank

Period: 02/2007-12/2007

Activity: The purpose of the consultancy is to develop a strategy to:

(a)       Increase access and equity in the TIVET (Technical, industrial, vocational and entrepreneurship training) system; develop a comprehensive legislation for effective co-ordination and harmonization of TIVET activities in Kenya and the establishment of an overall authority with sufficient legal mandate to oversee and guide provision of TIVET programmes in the whole country.

(b)       Develop guidelines for corporate governance, management and partnerships in the running of TIVET institutions.

Labour market oriented Vocational Education and Training

Country: Croatia

Donor: GTZ

Period: 07/2006 – 10/2009 + 11/2009 – 10/2011

Activity: The program is intended to strengthen the capability of the project partners to gear vocational education and training towards the needs of economy and youth, in accordance with the drafts for the European Qualification Framework (EQF). The project provides methodical, technical and financial support to the improvement of the general framework of reform processes, the establishment and promotion of selected regional excellence schools, the institutional and staff development of participating social partners as well as the introduction of target group oriented and gender specific pre-vocational and vocational guidance to support integration of VET graduates into the labour market.

Technical Assistance for the design and elaboration of modules of competence based learning for technical degrees in (I) Catering and Tourism Trade, (II) Logistics and Customs and (III) Port Operations

Country: El Salvador

Donor: World Bank

Period: 08/2005- 01/2006

Activity: The Ministry of Education (MINED) has various strategies to implement the present five-year work plan oriented toward the improvement of the coverage and quality of the educational services that are offered to the population in the different educational levels. In this context, the establishment, organization and administration of a Center of Technical Studies is foreseen, that will be part of the institutional network that will be responsible to develop education in the technical area, in Basic Education, Secondary Education and Technical Education of Higher and University level. In the process of management and implementation of the Center of Technical Studies, it is foreseen that the teaching staff develops a new vision and focus of Technical Education, the methodological, didactic and academic competences required for excellent performance. The general objective of the project is to design study plans of and to devise modules of competence based learning for occupations of Hotel and Tourism; Logistic and Customs and Port Operation, as well as to revise and update the relevant secondary technical education study plans and to integrate them in the curricula of the new technical careers.

Technical Assistance to Vocational Educational Training (VET) Providers Working with Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon

Country: Lebanon

Donor: EuropeAid Meda Programme

Period: 09/2005-08/2008

Activity: The specific objective is to increase employability of young Palestinian refugees. The project has three fields of action:

  1. Upgrading and expanding of VET delivery;
  2. Modernisation of counselling and placement services;
  3. Reinforcement of Palestinian students’ access to higher education.

Support to the VET System, Component 3: Support to the Technical School Nablus – Counterpart-Training

Country: Palestinian Occupied Territories

Donor: GTZ

Period: 01/2005-08/2008

Activity: The Technical School Nablus will be supported to serve as a role model for modern vocational education and training that combines theory and practice and is oriented to the needs of the labour market. The education and training will focus on future-oriented vocations. A new level of competence between the level of engineer and skilled worker will be introduced. Graduates will be granted access to university level institutions under certain circumstances.

Development of SME Business Services

Country: Azerbaijan

Donor: International Finance Corporation & British Petrol

Period: 10/2004-06/2007

Activity: Delivery of 50 training courses at the Azerbaijan Bank Training Centre (ABTC) for SME starters and entrepreneurs mainly from Baku, Azerbaijan and organisation of 13 internships in Europe, covering the following areas:

1) General and Operational Management

2) Marketing and Sales

3) Business Planning

4) Financial Management

5) HR Management

6) Quality Control


Quality assurance of vocational education and training for adults

Country: Romania

Donor: GTZ

Period: 02/2004- 01/2006

Activity: The project was implemented within the framework of bilateral cooperation between the Governments of Romania and Germany, initiated in 1990, as a result of an agreement concluded between the Governments of Romania and Germany. The project was meant to contribute to the quality assurance of the adult vocational education offer.

Skills Development

Country: Uzbekistan

Donor: Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)

Period: 04/2004- 12/2010

Activity: The Skills Development Project has been designed to contribute to the ability of Uzbekistan’s Vocational Education and Training System to adequately respond to the actual needs of the labour market and socio-economic conditions. The creation of a modern system of vocational education, relevant to dynamic and fast-changing conditions of the labour market is a gradual and long-term process. SDP intends to contribute to this demanding change process through demonstrating the potential of modern VET to all stakeholders. It aims to create reform momentum through providing successful models and developing new approaches to cooperation between VET schools, employers and the corresponding Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education as the competent ministry for the sector, with its Centre for Secondary Specialised and Vocational Education (CSSVE).

Development of Educational Links and Professional and Higher Education Initiatives – Phase II (DELPHI II)

Country: Russian Federation

Donor: EuropeAid

Period: 01/2003-02/2006

Activity: The wider objective of Delphi II was to bring the supply of education and training closer to societal demand by developing continuing training and pursuing quality in and access to the Russian education system notably in the fields of VET, management training and open and distance learning. The project supported the programme of modernisation of education of the government of the RF. The Delphi II project consisted of four components:

I Policy advice to the Federal Ministry of Education and regional educational authorities and stakeholders

II Management training

III Vocational education and continuing training

IV Open and distance learning