|Project Title||Professional Education and Vocational Training in Central Asia|
|Country||Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan|
|Overall Project Value(EUR)||More than 4 000 000|
|Project Start – Project End||January 1, 2010–February 28, 2022|
Funding and Implementing Organizations
|Origin of Funding||BMZ|
|Implementing Organization / Consortium||
|Contact / Team Leader / Project Team||
Program Director: Michael Zoebisch
Abidullaeva St. 2a
100100 Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Tel:+ 998 71 140 04 89 (90)
Advisor on M&E/ National Coordinator (GIZ): Khalil Kadzhiev
T + 996 312 900 219
M + 996 770 888 061
Project Summary, Objectives and Results
The agricultural and food processing industries have an extremely important role to play in the economic development of the Central Asian region, especially in the rural areas and urban peripheries. However, there is a lack of experts and managers who are adequately trained in the use of economically efficient, modern and ecologically sustainable technologies. The Central Asian education systems are yet not able to train such experts and managers to the required standard. The program consists out of 5 components:
The project has four phases, currently the third one is coming to end (February 2019). The duration of the fourth phase is from March 2019 to February 2020.
The purpose of the Programme is to make professional education in agro & food processing compliant with the needs of the developing labor markets in the region.
Special attention is paid to modern technologies adapted to the economical and ecological requirements of the private sector, and the use of modern teaching methods.
The highest priority is given to measures that enhance the employability of trained professionals.
|Education Sector||HE, VET (IVET & CVET)|
|Components of the Education Process||Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers|
|Occupational Field||Agriculture and Food Processing, Not applicable|
|Target Groups||Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Suppliers / developers of learning media, Training providers (public and private)|
Modern training and continuing professional development courses for experts and managers in food technology and vocational teacher training have been successfully introduced at all the model university and vocational training institutions in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
A regional dialogue promotes knowledge and education partnerships between the institutions. Advisory services are provided primarily in four areas. The programme:
At the end of 2014, the Bachelor’s course in food technology at Kyrgyz State Technical University in Bishkek was reviewed by a German accreditation committee.
The course has been accredited without reservation according to the Bologna standards since December 2014.
Cooperation between training institutions and the private sector has improved. Cooperation agreements on making internships available for secondary and tertiary students have been signed.
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