Vocational Skills Development Program (VSDP)
Centre for Vocational Training (CVT)

Project data
Country: Myanmar
Implementing partner / implementer: Swisscontact / INBAS and CVT
Project duration: 2014 – 2018

Programme description

  • SDC supports the development of market-oriented, high-quality vocational education and training in Myanmar.

  • The following needs to be achieved in concrete terms (i) the education offer in the hotel trade needs to be expanded and the quality of the services provided in this sector needs to be improved, (ii) mobile, market-oriented vocational education and training needs to be offered in rural areas and (iii) the monitoring and accreditation standards for current and future vocational education and training need to be improved with the support of the National Skills Standard Authority (NSSA).

  • SDC also supports the Center for Vocational Training (CVT) in Yangon. Every year this trains more than 500 young people in the hotel trade, administration, welding, electricity and carpentry. It is held in high regard by the government and the private sector. The three-year training programmes are based on the Swiss system.

  • The target groups include specialists from the hotel trade, disadvantaged population groups in the southeast of Myanmar and students at the training centre.

  • Other members with vocational education and training activities in Myanmar: BMZ/GIZ with close cooperation with SDC in the area of support of NSSA (see project description Strengthening the Vocational Training System).