S4J in Albania embarks on Phase 3 with impressive impact on vocational education and training

Initial vocational education and training
Skills for Jobs (S4J), a Swisscontact-implemented project in Albania, celebrates a momentous achievement as Phase 2 comes to a successful close, marking the beginning of an exciting new era: Skills for Jobs Phase 3. Despite pandemic challenges, S4J has adapted swiftly to the tech-savvy generation's needs, resulting in an impressive 71.1% of vocational education and training graduates finding employment within a year after graduation or certification. This next phase centers on transferability, building upon previous accomplishments to create a sustainable system.

Digitalization and modernization have been at the forefront of S4J's efforts in vocational education and training. Teachers have embraced technology for interactive learning experiences, while partner institutions have forged strong connections with various businesses, empowering young people and improving VET quality.

Phase 3 will focus on the development, consolidation, and transfer of six key innovation objects, including Digitalization, Quality in Work Based Learning, Offer Diversification & Upskilling, Internal Structures and Procedures, Continuous Professional Development, and Business Relations and Networks.. The project's theory of change aims to ensure that the successful promotion of these innovations in previous phases will be replicated in VET providers and companies, fostering sustainability in the system.

S4J takes great pride in the collective effort of individuals and institutions driving this transformation in vocational education and training in Albania. Together, they pave the way for a brighter future, empowering the country's young generation for success.
S4J is a Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation project, implemented by Swisscontact, in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and Economy of Albania.

Initial vocational education and training, Sustainable tourism
Skills for Jobs (S4J)
‘Skills for Jobs’ (S4J) is a project mandated by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Swisscontact Albania. It is part of the Economic Development Domain of the Swiss Cooperation Strategy for Albania (2018-2021), with specific focus on promotion of employment opportunities and skills development.