Social Partnership in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Project Overview

Project Title Social Partnership in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Project Number EuropeAid/125181/C/SER/KZ
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value() 500 001 - 1 000 000
Project Start – Project End April 1, 2008–May 1, 2010
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget() 1,000,000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- IBF International Consulting
- FCG International (Finland)
- IMC AG (Germany)
- CAIConsulting (Kyrgyzstan)

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

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Based on national programmes and other Government initiatives in the field of education and training, the project aimed to develop a VET strategy and build educational capacities needed for its implementation in four pilot vocational schools (Astana and Shymkent) and at the national level. Complementary to that, the project supported capacity building of social partners at three levels (national, regional/oblast and local) in the same localities and regions.

Project Objectives

To develop a VET strategy and build educational capacities needed for its implementation in four pilot vocational schools (Astana and Shymkent) and at the national level.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development
Occupational Field Agriculture and Food Processing, Construction and Geodesy, Geology, Mining, Oil and Chemical Industries, Leather and Textiles, Transport and Logistics
Target Groups Decision-makers and managers in VET and HE institutions, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Standardisation, Certification, Accreditation Bodies
Related Projects

Strengthening Social Partnership Development in Vocational and Educational Training in Kyrgyzstan

Activities

– Carry out studies on lifelong learning Involving of social partners in forums, using a participatory approach at all levels, enhancing ownership;
– Institutional capacity building;
– Provision of policy advise;
– Creation of communication and co-operation platforms to assure the relevance of qualifications for the labour market (planning and forecasting of the needs).

Project Results

The project had the following components:

1) Strategic Development of the TVET Council and its subordinated Sector Councils in the regions (oblasts); Drafting Sector Qualification Frameworks;

2) Introduction of independent certification as a new system of certification of qualifications in the following sectors: chemical industry, energy, transport, telecommunication, production & processing of agricultural goods, textile industry, car producing industry and production of construction material; transferring the responsibility for certifying qualifications to a specialised certification centre;

3) Development of three new educational programmes, improvement of existing ones (incl. review and development of curricula) and introduction at TVET school level; development of a new database on educational programmes; provision of training on the software of the database; and creation of a website and the establishment of web blogs.

Links and Materials

Materials
    Link to project relevant data