The overarching goal of Skills for Jobs S4J is to contribute to an improved inclusive Albanian Vocational Education and Training (VET) system and increased competitiveness of the Albanian economy, by facilitating access to gainful employment and income for young women and men from diverse backgrounds.
The project actively promotes modern teaching and learning practices by fostering work-based and blended learning, leveraging digitalization as an instrument. S4J supports VET institutions in strengthening their internal processes and management, while also collaborating with industries and national authorities to update and diversify the VET offer, ensuring they align with labor market needs.
The project is in its third phase, S4J 3, which started in July 2023 and will last until June 2027. During this phase, the project aims to create training and employment opportunities for up to 29,400 Albanian women and men, including youth and special needs groups.
S4J will facilitate the horizontal transfer of key innovation objects/processes previously promoted in the project’s previous two phases, expanding their reach to other VET providers and companies, through capacitated and empowered transfer agents. This phase will focus on further consolidating and documenting these innovations to facilitate scaling, transfer, and institutionalization within the VET system, both in the public and private sector.
To achieve its objectives, the project has two primary areas of intervention with 3 specific key innovation objects each:
Component 1: Access to quality VET offer
Component 2: Private sector engagement in VET
The direct target groups that will benefit from S4J project in phase 3 are:
Interventions implemented in this phase aim to build an enabling environment that promotes the transferability and long-term sustainability of these innovation processes within the Albanian VET system.
Ministry of Finance and Economy