Coaching Cycle for Employment and Entrepreneurship training – Block 3

Initial vocational education and training
The VTESS project implemented the Coaching Cycle for Employment and Entrepreneurship training activity- Block 3 between 12-16 December 2022 in the Lao Front for National Development Training Center in Vientiane Capital. The event included 25 participants (including 17 females) from five provinces (OudomxayXiengkhuang, XayabulyKhammuan, and Salavanh), two trainers from Lucerne University Switzerland and Swisscontact Albania, and the VTESS project team.

The objectives of this training event are to exchange coaches' experiences of organizing activities with local levels, to explore the diversity field of careers; to give coaches advice on writing the Individual Development Plan and understanding their role; and to understand the entire process of arranging activities with the Community. Furthermore, the objectives included assisting participants in properly understanding the administrative role as well as technological concerns. 

Throughout the five training days, the participants learned and practiced developing skill activities such as working as a group, preparing a presentation, role play activities, exchanging ideas in the Fishbowl game, planning activities, evaluating the day, having training, and other activities that coaches will use with their participants in the future.

VTESS is a project of the Government of the Lao PDR and the Government of Switzerland through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. It is implemented by the Ministry of Education and Sports, the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare and the consortium of Swisscontact and the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. 


The next training event - Block 4th - will be held between January 31st and February 3rd, 2022. 

Initial vocational education and training
Vocational Training and Employment Support Services in Laos
VTESS will be an important vehicle to support the build-up and strengthening of an inclusive vocational education and training system in Laos. The focus will be on the strengthening of the Integrated Vocational and Education Training (IVET) pathway in order to facilitate the school to work transition of early school leavers, to provide them with...