Presentation on theme: "Working together on Vocational Training Liana Hoornweg Kampala 05-10-2012."— Presentation transcript:
Working together on Vocational Training Liana Hoornweg Kampala 05-10-2012
Learn4Work is a programme to improve vocational education in Africa. Create more job opportunities for young people. _________________________________ Vocational training is the basis for finding work or starting a business. Work offers young people more opportunities to improve their income and raise their standard of living. What is Learn4Work?
By linking African and Dutch organisations, schools and people L4W makes a positive contribution to: -The number of young people who can learn a trade; -The quality of vocational training -Better alignment with and flow-through to the job market What is the approach?
Vocational education in Africa -Vocational education has long been a low priority -The sector faces many challenges -There are only limited links to and alignment with the job market -The education is abstract -Testing is insufficiently based on practice -Teachers do not learn how to provide practical education -Institutions deal with a shortage of practical rooms and materials -And there is a serious lack of companies that offer work placements.
Strategies To help vocational training in Africa achieve its potential Learn4Work is dedicated to: -Help strengthening schools and training centres -Supports pupils and teachers -Promote work placements -Enable meetings with international colleagues which contribute to the development of knowledge and skills through mutual exchange
Working in partnerships North-South All types of organisations work together to improve vocational education -schools and training institutes -the private sector -development organisations -central and local government -knowledge institutes Demand driven -The skills and knowledge demand of the local private sector should be the starting point for project identification -For this to go beyond individual interests, a minimum level of organisation of the private sector is required -A private sector actor is part of the partnership
Learn4Work phase I Examples L4W (2008-2012) In Ethiopia, building close links between schools and companies has helped many students to find work In Kenya, schools can now independently embark on a step-by-step plan to better align lessons with the local market Schools in Kenya are now better able to trace ex- pupils and find out from them how to improve their education 2008-2012 Kenya: 3 partnerships Ethiopia: 3 partnerships Ghana: 1 partnership Zambia: 1 partnership
What does Learn4Work offer you? Advice and guidance on your project – in the area of vocational education, setting up international partnerships and administering and monitoring projects. For very specific questions, we can help to find you an expert. All Learn4Work partners and country coordinators are also open to sharing their experiences with you. Advice and guidance on internationalisation in Dutch Schools – both with respect to setting up internationalisation programmes and embedding them in your organisation. Financial support for projects – up to a maximum of 34% of the budget, for both long-term projects and short interventions. Contact with colleagues – the extended Learn4Work network brings you into contact with colleagues and partners, including in other countries and sectors. Meetings and training opportunities – for partners and interested parties.
Practical issues L4W 2012-2016 -Countries: Start up in Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Ghana -Tentative planning: Kenia, Ethiopia, Rwanda: > Mapping study: October 2012 > Call for proposals: November 2012 Ghana:> Mapping: November 2012 > Call for proposals: January 2013 Uganda:> Operate parallel to Agri-Skills4You programme Start implementation projects: April 2013 - Financial support: > Up to a maximum of 34% of the budget supported by L4W > 66% financed by partnership, of which max half can be in kind
Thank you for your attention! For more information, please contact the coordinators in the Netherlands: Hester Pronk: firstname.lastname@example.org@edukans.nl Regina Engels: email@example.com@edukans.nl Tel.: +31 (0)33-4606010 www.edukans.nl/learn4work
TVET framework Labour Market Employment opportunities Qualified staff TVET – Access TVET – Quality and relevance TVET – after graduation graduates Poorly trained staff Unemploye d youth
Entry into TVET - access number and location of training providers entry requirements gender issues TVET training - quality and relevance curriculum development: structural adjustments to LM needs inclusion of life skills and entrepreneurship training practice based training number of qualified teachers institutionalise links between training providers and private sector After finalisation TVET - access to work or further education tracing systems for graduates accreditation job guidance support business start up