Improving the quality of vocational training by system - involvement of the private sector

GIZ, 2021 - 2024
Contract value: 1,570,072 EUR

The project aims to improve the employability of Kosovar youth by building the capacity of vocational schools, the Kosovo Employment Agency and local employment offices, as well as private sector companies and institutions. It will also support the active engagement of enterprises in vocational education and training, the introduction of school development plans, the integration of labour market relevant regular and extracurricular education in secondary and vocational schools, and the organization and development of the Employment Agency. The project aims to make vocational training courses more responsive to the needs of the labour market by improving links with the business community and fostering relationships. With the help of trained instructors in companies, participants can successfully complete the in-company component of the training. In total, at least 800 vocational students from 10 vocational schools will spend an average of 40% of their practical training time in companies.

To achieve this goal, the partner institution (chamber or industry association) will train 50 in-company trainers by certified master trainers. The number of collaborations between vocational schools and companies will also be increased. In the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but also of the general need to modernize educational approaches and methods, this project improves the digital skills of teachers and promotes the introduction of digital tools and instruments that enable teachers to design modern lessons with digital learning components. The project is divided into four work packages:

  • Supporting vocational schools in implementing cooperative education.
  • Qualification of vocational teachers
  • Supporting trade associations and chambers for active participation in vocational education and training; Supporting vocational schools in the implementation of cooperative training.
  • Implementation of career guidance services in vocational schools.


Labour Market & Employment Promotion


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