Vocational Education Promotion Programme in Uzbekistan

Project Overview

Project Title Vocational Education Promotion Programme in Uzbekistan
Project Number BMZ 2001 65 356
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value() More than 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End May 1, 2003–June 1, 2010
Project Status Closed

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding BMZ
Project Budget() 27,700,000
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- Centre for Secondary Specialised Vocational Education
- KfW (Reconstruction Credit Institute)
- DED (German Development Service )
- InWEnt (Capacity Building International)
- CIM (The Centre for International Migration and Development)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team


Beneficiary Centre for Secondary Specialised Vocational Education

Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The Uzbek Vocational Training and Education (VET) system began being reshaped and updated through the National Programme for Personnel Training (NPPT) in 1997. This programme addresses about 1,500 senior secondary institutions (138 academic lyceums and 1,370 Vocational Colleges, VCs) for approximately 1.6 million students at upper secondary level. In addition to the challenge of providing secondary education to a growing number of young people, the VET system also faces a quality challenge in terms of outdated study programmes. There is a mismatch between the senior secondary education system and the manpower demand of the economy because the quality of the workforce does not meet the professional and qualification-based requirements of employers.

Project Objectives

The overall development objective of the FC programme was to raise the employment prospects of graduates in ICT occupations. It aimed at upgrading training in ICT occupations in the selected vocational colleges.

The postulated results chain is plausible: The improved quality of training at the programme schools has upgraded the labour-market relevance of graduate qualification, enhancing the employment prospects of ICT vocational school leavers.

Education Sector VET (IVET & CVET)
Components of the Education Process Career planning
Occupational Field Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Target Groups Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Training providers (public and private)
Related Projects

Senior Secondary Education

Vocational Education and Training in the Construction Sector


The cooperation programme comprised the promotion of information and communications technology (ICT) at 32 selected vocational colleges teaching the obligatory grades 10 to 12. FC financed equipment for classrooms, PC laboratories and workshops and learning materials.

As part of a complementary measure the production of teaching material, technical teachers’ training and support for introducing an operation and maintenance scheme were financed.

Complementing this, TC was engaged in revising ICT occupational profiles and teaching materials as well as training teachers in method and didactics.

Project Results

After programme implementation, 80% of the ICT training vacancies created are fully occupied and 80% of ICT trainees in the selected vocational colleges have passed their final examination.

Raising the quality of training at programme schools was aimed at enhancing the labour-market relevance of graduate qualifications and improving the employment prospects of ICT vocational school leavers.

The FC measures have made a considerable contribution to these outputs. Without the equipment supplied, an acceptable standard in training quality would not have been achieved.

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