Vocational Education and Training in the Construction Sector

Project Overview

Project Title Vocational Education and Training in the Construction Sector
Project Number
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 1 000 001 - 2 000 000
Project Start – Project End December 1, 2006–July 24, 2015
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding GIZ (GTZ)
Project Budget(EUR) 1,074,700
Implementing Organization / Consortium

Servaer (Uz)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Coordinator: Wolfgang Hellwig, E-mail: wolfgang.hellwig@gopa.de

Programmleiter: Michael Zöbisch

T + 998 71 280 67 51

F + 998 71 280 67 52



Beneficiary Centre for Senior and Specialised Secondary Education / Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The Uzbek Government had launched a reform of the Vocational Education and Training system in order to make the system more responsive to labour market needs and, by this, contribute to a better socio-economic development in Uzbekistan. Although overall unemployment figures are still high in Uzbekistan, there is an increasing demand for well qualified employees in the country, particularly in the area of the building sector.

Project Objectives

The aim of the project was to strengthen the quality and capacity of initial and further education in the field of building sector professions.

The main partners involved were the vocational colleges in the different regions, and the Ministry of Higher and Secondary Education of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Services were provided in the field of standard and curriculum development, capacity building, and further training of teachers/trainers and responsible personnel related to technical and vocational education and training in the ministries.

Selected trades/occupations: plasterer, tile layer, carpenter, installer, plumber.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Standards and curriculum development, Training of teachers / trainers
Occupational Field Construction and Geodesy
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., Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

Senior Secondary Education

Vocational Education Promotion Programme


– Evaluation of vocational colleges (VC) and final selection of beneficiary VCs
– Qualification demand analysis
– Development of new and revision of traditional vocational standards
– Development of curricula
– Training needs analysis
– Further training of teachers, instructors and managers of VCs
– Planning and implementation of new vocational training programmes
– Dissemination of results
– Monitoring and evaluation
– Sustainability report

Project Results

Progress Report 2009:
– Occupational standards and curricula are developed and formally accepted
– Monitoring system developed in the KfW/ UZB ICT Project is adapted
– Survey system for questioning employers is implemented (developed in the ICT project)

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