Support for Vocational Education and Training in the Republic of Kazakhstan

Project Overview

Project Title Support for Vocational Education and Training in the Republic of Kazakhstan
Project Number Not Assigned
Country Kazakhstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 2 000 001 - 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End October 1, 2010–October 31, 2013
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding GIZ (GTZ)
Project Budget(EUR) 3.906.799
Implementing Organization / Consortium

Not Assigned

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team
  • Thomas Lux,
Beneficiary Ministry of Education and Science

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

Economic development of Kazakhstan increased the demand for qualified expert staff, but country’s VET system is not sufficiently flexible to adapt to this growing demand. Most of the qualification offered by the VET system are neither relevant to the job market nor future-oriented. To meet the growing demands of Kazakhstan’s private and state-owned industry, a number of challenges must still be overcome. This include reforming the Vet system, gaining recognition for its qualification, assuring quality in the system and establishing national and sector-based qualification frameworks.

The objective of the project is to contribute to Kazakhstan’s rapidly expanding economy and steadily increasing demands towards its labor market by providing assistance in helping develop the country’s VET system.

Project Objectives
  • To improve employability of graduates.
  • To increase graduates’ employment opportunities.
  • To improve incomes of the younger population.
  • To improve the country’s international competitiveness.
Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Career planning, Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Standards and curriculum development
Occupational Field Agriculture and Food Processing, Geology, Mining, Oil and Chemical Industries, 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, Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

Not Assigned

  • Providing of support for the National VET Council and selected regional councils in implementing the state programmes.
  • Developing of sector-based qualification framework for the oil and gas sectors, as well as mechanical engineering and agriculture.
  • Developing and Implementing of an independent certification system.
  • Developing of new curricula.
  • Improving of the quality of VET school management.
  • Ensuring of internships for VET managers and teachers.
Project Results
  • Recommendations on compositions of the National TVET Council and selected Sector Councils delivered.
  • The Sector Qualification Framework in selected sectors elaborated.
  • Business plans and a model for independent certification and assessment jointly with private stakeholders of selected sectors developed.
  • Educational programmes for two occupations in each selected sector developed.
  • Guidelines for cooperative VEET school management developed.
  • A concept for conducting internship programmes for managers, teachers and training staff developed and implemented.

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