Water Management Skills Development Project

Project Overview

Project Title Water Management Skills Development Project
Project Number # 6931
Country Uzbekistan
Overall Project Value(EUR) 2 000 001 - 4 000 000
Project Start – Project End January 1, 2011–February 28, 2015
Project Status Active

Funding and Implementing Organizations

Origin of Funding European Union
Project Budget(EUR) 2,380,850
Implementing Organization / Consortium

- Ministry of Higher and Special Secondary Education
- Ministry of Labour and Social Protection
- Ministry of Agriculture and Water Resources
- Chamber of Commerce
- GOPA (implementer)

Contact / Team Leader / Project Team

Teamleader: Hans-Dieter Hoepfner

Coord.: Wolfgang Hellwig, Email: wolfgang.hellwig@gopa.de


Project Summary, Objectives and Results

Project Summary

The support by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) to Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Uzbekistan focused on the introduction of a modern training programme for specialists in the field of Repair and Maintenance of Automated Systems. The Skills Development Project has been highly appreciated by all national partners and has successfully established new cooperation schemes between the educational system and the private sector. The SDP started in 2004 and ended in December 2010. Through the “Water Management Skills Development” project 11 vocational colleges in rural areas of four provinces in Uzbekistan will introduce a new model of training and retraining for medium-level personnel of regional water management sites and enterprises.

Project Objectives

The project contributes to the national reform of the VET system and to the building of a modern, competency based and labour-market-oriented VET with a strong focus on practical and hands-on training in the water management and water supply sector.

The project comprises four components:

1. Design of a mutually beneficial scheme for cooperation

2. Improvement of standards and curricula

3. Advanced training

4. Establishing regional competence centres

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 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., Learners (scholar, student, apprentice etc.), Lecturers, teachers, instructors, trainers
Related Projects

Сapacity development: Consultancy, technical advice, tailor-made training and support for the national VET authorities with the aim to enable the CSSCVE to: implement reform projects autonomously; and to modernise the VET system through development of modern occupational pathways, competency-based training and skills testing, and labour-market re­levant curricula with a strong focus on practical training.

Promotion of private sector participation: Development and implementation of a mutually beneficial scheme for cooperation between vocational colleges and water management facilities.

Modernising water sector related VET: Revision and up-date of relevant curricula, devel­opment of modern training material, further training for teachers and equipment of work­shops of training suppliers in order to put secondary technical vocational colleges in a position to provide modern VET to students and adult learners.

Project Results

New curricula, study materials, cooperation schemes and advisory packages designed and elaborated by the Project will be used for approximately 9000 students per year in more than 200 colleges in Uzbekistan that offer education and training for the 4 water management occupations.

The approach with creation of the college based Regional Competence Centers will be scaled up to other regions of Uzbekistan in order to provide trainings for adults – further training for water related employees and unemployed – covering approximately 5000 participants per year.

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