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Towards Improved Vocational Education and Training in Kyrgyzstan

  • Donor: European Union, IOM IDF
  • Budget of the project: $1.5 млн. USD
  • Duration: 2012 – 2013
  • Geographic coverage: Kyrgyzstan
  • Partners: NGO Blagodat, NGO Aikol
  • Main suppliers:
    • LLC «AT EMPIRE» (supply of the training equipment for the vocational schools), contract amount USD 112,391.00
    • LLC “ENVOD” (supply of the training equipment for the vocational schools), contract amount USD 130,937.08

Overall objective of this project is to assist the Kyrgyz Republic in enhancing the capacity of the technical vocational education and training system (TVET) through capacity building of TVET providers in the fields of innovative management practices, strategic development approaches, developing partnerships and making TVET attractive to the population, especially unemployed men and women at risk of social exclusion (including potential migrant workers), minors without parental care and others.

Specific objective 1: to enhance the TVET capacity in providing market-oriented vocational education and training focusing on

Specific objective 2: to enhance the TVET infrastructure by setting-up modernized and labour market oriented classrooms and laboratories.

Specific objective 3: to promote access to TVET among youth and vulnerable groups such as underprivileged population, men and women at risk of social exclusion, potential migrant workers, and minors without parental care.

Major outputs of the project:

  • As a result of the project interventions, the infrastructure of the pilot vocational schools within the TVET system has been modernized inclosing renovation of classrooms and laboratories, equipped and furnished with state-of-the-art training equipment and materiel;
  • Instructors, trainers and specialists of AVET and RSMC have been trained and increased their skills on upgrading training modules based on the demand in labour markets and requirements of employers as recommended by the Torino Process;
  • Using the MST methodology, curricula and modules have been developed and introduced to train on five new professions:  roofer, vehicular crane operator, car mechanist (fuel injected systems); car mechanist (electronics) and processor of agricultural produce;
  • Interventions have been carried out to strengthen the cooperation between TVET and employers, particularly on the issues of apprenticeship, engagement of employers in examination and certification;
  • NGO partners Blagodat and Aikol carried out information campaigns and professional orientation activities in order to raise awareness about the opportunities offered by TVET, popularizing TVET among youth, with particular focus on breaking gender barriers in TVET and professions.

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