The significant lack of an appropriately skilled workforce in Myanmar, particularly for vocational occupations, is seen as a major factor restraining the economy’s potential for growth. Myanmar needs a committed, experienced and skilled workforce. To achieve this, there is a need to improve the quality, access and relevance of vocational skills development (VSD), especially for those with limited education and economic opportunities. Strengthened collaboration and engagement with different stakeholders in VSD are essential for implementing skills development related initiatives that address existing labour market needs.
The Program provides skills development opportunities to learners from disadvantaged background and integrates employment support services (ESS) as part of the training delivery or post-training support to enhance employment and self-employment opportunities. Access to finance, advisory and business development services will be established for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to improve their overall business performance and support of mentoring and coaching will be provided for them to become more resilient.
The Program is comprised of three components:
Swisscontact is working closely with private training providers, non-governmental partners and companies to ensure they have the capacity to provide effective training and support to learners and MSMEs in targeted areas.
INVOLAS (Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Labour Market and Social Policy)
Expected Results Phase 3 (2023 - 2027):