|Project Title||Vocational Training and Employment Promotion|
|Overall Project Value(EUR)||More than 4 000 000|
|Project Start – Project End||February 3, 2009–June 12, 2013|
Funding and Implementing Organizations
|Origin of Funding||BMZ|
|Implementing Organization / Consortium||
Ministry of Economy and Antimonopoly Policy, together with the implementing agencies Ministry of Youth, Labour and Employment, Ministry of Education and Science, and the Chamber of Industry and Commerce
|Contact / Team Leader / Project Team||
Günter Blumenstein, Team Leader
Jyldyz Kalmyrzaeva, Project Manager
Project Summary, Objectives and Results
After a dramatic decline in economic activity at the beginning of the transition period, since the mid-1990s the Kyrgyz economy has stabilised at a reduced level. The situation in the country is characterised by poverty, adverse economic conditions and weak public institutions. At the same time, however, a new liberalism and willingness to introduce economic reforms can be seen, and there is a readiness on the part of political decision-makers to work in partnership with society and to pursue decentralisation. For some years, the situation in the Kyrgyz labour market has been very tense. The employment rate has declined steadily because, while the number of available jobs has barely increased, the working-age population has grown strongly. The proportion of youth in the country’s population is now estimated at more than 50%.
Job placement services for adolescents and young adults have improved and employers are better able to fill their vacant positions. The vocational education system enjoys greater acceptance and unemployed youth are completing vocational training.
|Education Sector||VET (IVET & CVET)|
|Components of the Education Process||Quality assurance, Social Partnership, Teaching and learning technologies (arrangements), Training of teachers / trainers|
|Occupational Field||Not applicable|
|Target Groups||Developers of standards, programs, curricula etc., Employers and employer organisations, Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers, Training providers (public and private)|
The programme advises its partners and stakeholders on how to employ a participatory approach to change structures, procedures and processes in such a way that the quality of vocational education and the monitoring of the labour market can improve.
The steps taken include analysis of the current situation, the development of social partnership structures and models for achieving greater transparency through participatory decision making, and the testing and evaluation of these structures and models.
Young unemployed people are benefiting from training courses in entrepreneurship skills, metalwork and welding, European-level computing certificates, processing of agricultural products, and energy-efficient construction and building techniques.
These are complemented by courses in peaceful coexistence, conflict prevention, and rights and obligations in the state. At the same time, teachers and other staff are given instruction in youth work.
The programme has also procured essential equipment for 15 local job centres where advice is given to job seekers and potential employers, and for the technical training measures provided for the young people.
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