SDP is structured into four intervention areas, focusing on the Quality Improvement of Provincial Training Centers (PTCs) through a holistic and collaborative school development process; fostering innovative approaches for skills development and developing solutions for underlying problems in the labour market; providing labour market-relevant technical, soft and entrepreneurship skills training for poor and disadvantaged youth and linking beneficiaries to gainful (self) employment; and industry-based hospitality training for low-skilled workers and capacity building for hospitality business owners and managers as well as trainers from Provincial Department of Tourism and the private sector.
Cross-cutting themes such as Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI), Conflict-Sensitive Project Management (CSPM), Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Environmental Protection and Good Governance are mainstreamed into all interventions.
INTERVENTION AREA 1: TVET School Development
SDP plays a role as a facilitator to support the TVET school development processes by offering technical assistance and (co-) financing of equipment and tools. A continuous policy dialogue with the governing bodies (MoLVT and NEA) will be held to feed the lessons learned, challenges, and successes into the national system.
INTERVENTION AREA 2: TVET Innovation Lab
SDP supports the TVET Innovation Lab to analyse the labour markets needs and constraints, create innovative solutions to enhance training and employment opportunities for unemployed and underemployed youth, pilot the Innovations, disseminate learnings and institutionalise successful approaches.
INTERVENTION AREA 3: Training for Disadvantaged Youth
SDP collaborates with public and private training service providers to offer high-quality training to disadvantaged youth and to certify and link them to gainful employment. The training and employment process is explained below: