Modern Approaches In VET School Management

Initial vocational education and training
Developing leadership skills, supporting effective teamwork, and applying best practices in business communication are the cornerstones of the modern VET school management.   

On December 15-16, 2021, the Public-Private Partnership to Improved Plumbing Education (EdUP) Project conducted the first training “Modern approaches in VET school management”.

The training is the first of its kind within the EdUP project, aimed at improving the management skills of VET schools principals.

Participating in the training were the managers of 18 vocational education schools from different regions of Ukraine. The Dnipro Higher Vocational School of Civil Engineering hosted the event.

The first day of the training included a business simulation game, moderated by the Develor Ukraine. It was focused on team building, collaboration, and strategic thinking.

The second day of the training was built around effective communication. The participants improved their communication skills, learned to manage expectations, and structure emotions.

The seminar was also a great opportunity for educational institutions managers to meet in person after a long Covid break, and engage in networking in a relaxed atmosphere.


The Public Private Partnership to Improved Plumbing Education (EdUP) is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, in partnership with Geberit Trading LLC, implemented by Swisscontact and supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.

Initial vocational education and training
Public Private Partnership to Improved Professional Education in Ukraine
Due to the war's impact and technological advancements, Ukraine faces a shortage of skilled labor across sectors, causing concern among companies. Employers are ready to provide competitive wages and modern resources but face challenges due to stereotypes about vocational school graduates. In response, the government has initiated vocational education reforms, emphasizing decentralized vocational education and training to align skills with local economic needs. The Ministry of Education and Science collaborates with businesses and organizations to enhance professional training quality, attract additional resources, and modernize education.