Promotion of Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Kyrgyz Republic

Project Overview

Project Title Promotion of Continuing Vocational Education and Training in the Kyrgyz Republic
Project Number 2003.2155.4, 2005.2145.0
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 1 000 001 - 2 000 000
Project Start – Project End November 1, 2005–May 31, 2009
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding GIZ (GTZ)
Project Budget(EUR) 1,006,153
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- GOPA - Lead
- CAIConsulting
- A&D Consult

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Coordinator: Wolfgang Hellwig, E-mail:

Teamleader: Jürgen Kosemund


Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Located in the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection’s (MLSP) employment department in Bishkek, the project will work closely with the national and regional employment offices of the MLSP as well as with private and national training providers who will be in charge of implementing the new training programmes in further vocational training. The project initiated a close cooperation between representatives of the Kyrgyz economy (enterprises) and selected providers of further training in order to make the training programmes more responsive to the demands of the workplace. The activities in this regard were part of the overall strategy, “sustainable economic development”, of the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development. Selected public and private training providers were provided with new curricula of a modular structure. Besides this, the German side supported the training providers with facilities to ensure the quality of the training courses. As a result of this intervention, the ability of the students to find an adequate job in the Kyrgyz economy should be enhanced.

Project Objectives

The overall aim of the project is to enhance the ’employability’ of future graduates of the new further vocational training programmes in Kyrgyzstan.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Policy Advice & Development, Examination, certification and accreditation, Standards and curriculum development
Occupational Field Economy, Trade, Business and Administration, Leather and Textiles, Mechanical Engineering, Shipbuilding and Metallurgy
Target Groups Politicians/decision-makers in economics, labour, employment & education policy, Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

Promoting Access to Modern and Innovative Vocational Education System for Better Employability and Income of Rural Population

Support to a Demand-oriented Further Education Network


– Completion of field research data by additional desk research (statistics of the Department on Employment etc.);
– Advising the MLSP, its employment offices and national and private training providers on the establishment of a system of further training that meets the needs of the industry as well as the needs of the employees/unemployed;
– Assisting the national employment office with the establishment of a Labour Market Information System to monitor the changes in the private sectors’ demand for qualifications;
– Supporting the training providers to design and conduct demand driven further training courses;
Establishing of a certification system for such courses in co-operation with the Ministry of Education and Culture (MEC).

Project Results

Expected impact of the project: The project partners are able to better match the VET offers to the needs of enterprises and the demand of job-seekers and workers.

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