Swisscontact conducts training to improve pedagogical skills of trainers at Vocational Training Centres

Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion
Swisscontact promoted, between 19 and 23 June, a pedagogical refresher training for trainers of Vocational Training Centres. The main objective was to improve the participants' pedagogical skills and support them in adopting more effective techniques and approaches to promote effective learning.

Thirty trainers representing three Swisscontact Partner Training Centres attended the programme. In addition to reinforcing and updating their pedagogical skills, they had the opportunity to share experiences and practices between the centres present. The training resulted in the development of participants' pedagogical skills, including enhancing teaching techniques, student engagement, classroom/lab management and assessment practices. Effective communication techniques were also addressed and networking and collaboration were encouraged.

The trainers expressed that the lessons learned will contribute to their professional development, enabling them to offer quality education to the students. Swisscontact reinforces its commitment to improving education by investing in the training of trainers and promoting knowledge exchange between the Vocational Training Centres.

This training represents an important step towards raising the quality of education, preparing trainers to face the challenges of contemporary teaching and contribute to the development of students. Swisscontact stands out as an organisation committed to empowering education professionals and building a more prepared and developed society.

The Skills to Build project is financed by the Medicor Foundation, Happel Foundation, and U.W. Linsi-Stiftung, among other donors. It is part of the Swisscontact Development Programme, which is co-financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Upskilling and Reskilling, Labour market insertion
Skills to Build
In close collaboration with the private sector, the project promotes improved competitiveness in the construction sector through specific training measures. In this way, the employment conditions and incomes of 470 already employed construction workers are to be improved or increased. In addition, 1 150 unskilled unemployed youth interested in...