Vocational education and training (VET) programme, Albania 2010-2017
Objective(s)Young people and adults – both male and female – are able to assert themselves in the domestic, regional and European labour market
Key Activities1 - Nationwide reform of VET. GIZ is advising the Albanian Ministry of Social Welfare and Youth on carrying out the necessary reforms to the system.
2 - Elected vocational schools in four urban and rural areas in the north east of the country and devised strategies for the development of schools in disadvantaged regions that can be applied across the country. 3- the largest vocational school in the country is being converted into a multifunctional VET centre
Target groupsYoung people and adults – both male and female. Students and teacher, and VET centers
Results/Impact1 - With the support of GIZ, the largest vocational school in the country is being converted into a multifunctional VET centre
2 - The Kamza Multifunctional VET Centre was awarded pilot status by government decree in September 2013. It has since become recognised as a new type of labour market-oriented VET provider.
3 - The VET boards that were piloted as part of the programme have since become compulsory for vocational schools and have been incorporated into the VET law.
4 - instructors have undergone further in-service teacher training as well as continuing training in technical subjects. 5-Cooperation activities with relevant German partners have been initiated at political, institutional and school levels. One of the outcomes has been the Erasmus+ project, which is launching a dual training system approach in the hotel and catering industry