Vocational Education and Skills Training Project

Project Overview

Project Title Vocational Education and Skills Training Project
Project Number 38298-012
Country Kyrgyzstan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 0 - 500 000
Project Start – Project End October 24, 2005–January 31, 2007
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Project Budget(EUR) 261,752
Implementing Organization / Consortium

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Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Responsible ADB Officer
Michiel Van der Auwera
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Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

This technical assistance (TA) will help to prepare a project that will improve access to and quality and relevance of demand driven vocational education and skills training (VEST) for youth and adults. The TA will address the issues mentioned and will prepare a project that will: (i) rationalize the current VEST system and build up capacity required to stimulate relevance, equity, flexibility and efficiency of primary vocational education, including upgrading and rehabilitating selected training facilities; (ii) increase skills training and retraining opportunities for adults; and (iii) strengthen public-private partnership by expanding linkages between supply of vocational education and skills training and labor market needs.

Project Objectives

The project will improve access to demand-driven VEST for youths and adults and ensure its quality, relevance, and efficiency. It includes:

(i) recommendations for a comprehensive national policy framework and sustainable financing mechanisms conducive to the provision of demand-driven VEST for youths and adults;

(ii) strategies and investment needs to rationalize and strengthen the current PVE system for the youth, including building of the capacity of PVE institutions and rehabilitating and upgrading selected training facilities;

(iii) strategies to increase the availability of skills training and retraining opportunities for adults by mobilizing public and private training providers; and

(iv) strategies to promote a public-private partnership strengthening linkages between VEST providers and industries, including establishing a labor market information system to guide VEST programs in adjusting to changing labor market needs.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Education Management, Education Policy Advice & Development, Institutional strengthening & capacity building, Standards and curriculum development, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements)
Occupational Field Not applicable
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

Vocational Education and Skills Development


The TA will be conducted through a collaborative and participatory process ensuring a high level of consultation with all major government and nongovernment stakeholders, and the development partners.

Participatory workshops at national and provincial levels will be held to discuss issues and potentials of public and private VEST provision and financing to ensure close cooperation and active involvement of government stakeholders, private and public training providers, industry representatives and nongovernment organizations (NGOs) in the design of the 4 proposed project.

The TA will undertake a social and poverty impact analysis and recommend strategies to improve access to VEST for disadvantaged groups.

Project Results

Major outcomes will include:

(i) analysis of the current interaction between skills provision and industry;

(ii) strategies to establish coordination mechanisms among government agencies, training providers, industries, trade unions, chambers of commerce, and other relevant organizations to promote skills development;

(iii) recommendations to stimulate enterprise-based training, apprentices and attachment schemes; and

(iv) assessment of current labor market information systems and their relevance to guide the design and revision of training programs.

4 main outputs include:

– Establishment of a National Policy Framework for VEST.

– Rationalization and Building the Capacity of PVE.

– Public and Private Provision of Skills Training for Adults.

– Promotion of Demand-Driven VEST.

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