The German Development Cooperation has a strong focus in the VET sector in Albania. 2 programmes are currently being implemented and financed respectively through GIZ and KfW:
The ProSEED programme implemented by GIZ focusses on the areas of economic and regional development, employment promotion and VET. It builds on an integrated approach to address both labour supply and demand within the labour market. The VET component of GIZ within the ProSEED programme, focusses on the cooperation with MFC Kamza and private and public VTCs, which have strong links with the private sector in order to strengthen practical and labour market oriented vocational learning of youth between 19-34, marginalized groups and returnees. ProSEED aims to:
- Train 4’000 participants, through public and private VTCs and VET schools
- Include 40% girls and women in the measures
- 2’000 trained participants will find employment
The Fund for VET and Employment – MFC Kamza by KfW focuses in the expansion of the MFC Kamza infrastructure, by building new workshops and providing equipment, teaching materials and trainings for a sustainable Multifunctional Centre. The main aim is to improve the employment opportunities of the graduates by increasing their practical skills and bringing them nearer to the demand of the private sector. Moreover, a feasibility study will be prepared which will aim to develop a sector-wide approach for financial cooperation and to come up with a preliminary design for a second phase of the existing programme. The programme approach in phase II will aim at incentivising innovative, sustainable and enterprise-led VET providers that enhance the employability of VET graduates.