Over the past eight years, PROMOST has developed a mechanism to significantly strengthen vocational education: more than 11,000 people in the region have benefited either directly or indirectly from the project, 85% of whom have increased their incomes.
Further results include:
- Youth have learned the importance of self-reliance and professional qualifications.
- Women have enhanced their financial autonomy by diversifying their professional activities.
- Small and Medium Enterprises have increased their productivity and incomes.
- Training institutes and artisans have improved their ability to react more effectively to the needs of the market.
- Trainers in TVET have increased their capacity for quality training delivery.
Thus, PROMOST has helped youth to attain educational qualification and adults to professionalise their skills. The promising economic sectors in the region were thereby strengthened and living conditions of the population have improved.
The project’s support for the vocational education system is comprehensive: it improves pedagogic and didactic training methods while being mindful of the organisational and administrative technicalities of vocational education. In addition, the project considers the transfer of knowledge and skills, capitalising on know-how, the exchange of experience, and impact analysis.
The establishment of sustainable, permanent links between the private sector and TVET providers is one of the priorities of the project and is crucial in ensuring training provision is market-oriented. The project enhanced the capacity of the private sector to effectively network amongst themselves and interact with the TVET sector to improve their service provision, productivity and competitiveness.