ETF: Country Project Kazakhstan

Project Overview

Project Title ETF: Country Project Kazakhstan
Project Number WP12-30-11-KAZ, WP13-30-11-KAZ, WP14-30-11-KAZ
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) Not Assigned
Project Start – Project End November 1, 2011–December 31, 2017
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR)
Implementing Organization / Consortium

European Training Foundation (EТF)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
Beneficiary Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

In September 2011 the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan adopted an amendment of the Law on Education to form a new model of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), the cooperative VET. It provides the opportunity for a parallel system to the existing one. The basis will be the development the national qualification framework (NQF) and professional standards, first in selected VET fields, later more and more in others. The law introduces norms of social partnership and cooperative learning as a form of VET organization based on corporate responsibility of the state, enterprises and educational institutions. ETF intervention will assist the Government in the reform of the education, training and labour market system in the context of the EU’s external relations policy as well as support the European Commission services in the implementation of the Central Asia Strategy.

Project Objectives

The key priorities for ETF engagement in the country, based on the information in the previous section and identified by the Torino Process analysis of 2012, are:
– Shifting from a centralised to a multi-level ‘down-up’ policy approach in policy making, policy implementation and governance;
– Education and business cooperation to increase VET relevance and attractiveness;
– Professionalising various VET staff groups at all levels and from both sides: education and business.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Quality assurance, Social Partnership
Occupational Field Not applicable
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

Support to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the Republic of Kazakhstan

VET Institutional Partnership Project (VIPP)

Central Asian Education Platform (CAEP)


The ETF initiatives in 2014-2017 aim at contributing to the identified priorities through the following actions:

– Identification of existing patterns and forms of cooperation between education and business at the regional level in 3 identifies regions, and facilitating a policy dialogue on how it can contribute to better quality education, education relevance and attractiveness, employability and jobs.

The study will be shaped around the regional contexts. Within each region the information coming from the bottom level (schools and businesses) will inform the local and regional authorities, as well as the national policy level.

– Capacity development of VET institutions` managers to improve the quality of VET management at local school level.
The effects of the capacity development programme will be multiplied through the creation of enlarged communities of practice and networking activities.

– Support to evidence based policy making through Kazakhstan`s participation in Torino Process 2014 and 2016.

Project Results


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