The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the quality and relevance of education programmes and the link between education and the labour market as a precondition for employability and economic development. It seeks to advance cooperation and dialogue between education institutions and social partners. The project is targeted at reaching three main results:
- Strengthen the link between Higher Education and labour market needs through the development, modernisation and quality reform of HE programmes to meet labour market needs;
- Ensure that the NQF is successfully implemented with validated qualifications offered by accredited institutions at Levels 2-5 of the framework;
- Improve the quality of practical and applied teaching and learning (in VET schools in core occupational sectors relevant to labour market needs).
Based on the findings of the inception phase, this project will have two strands of activities which are intertwined in all the components:
- The development of a sustainable system for evidence based planning of education on labour market needs and the development of institutional and human resource capacity for its implementation and
The achievement of direct outreach to HEis, VET schools, adult training institutions in the field which will benefit from new curricula, equipment, teacher training, etc.