The “Public Private Partnership to Improved Professional Education” is a project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in partnership with Geberit Trading LLC, Sika Ukraine LLC implemented by Swisscontact with the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine.
The overall objective of the project is to create better employment and income opportunities for construction professionals graduating from Ukrainian VET schools. It promotes VET as a worldwide competitive career choice, by introducing international industry standards and close collaboration with businesses in the framework of the dual VET system.
The project facilitates the transformation of 29 local VET schools across Ukraine towards active skills development and labor market actors, by improving their education and training programs, establishing sustainable practices for better school management, and building long-term partnerships with private sector companies. A better environment for VET means better skilled graduates, leading to more and better jobs and an increased income
The project supports schools with capacity building activities for teachers and school staff, in-school investments, the establishment of sustainable support systems and business platform, etc. Under the project’s support, VET providers are capacitated to undertake activities on their own, thus ensuring the sustainability.
The primary goal of the Project is to develop the vocational education system in construction professions with the support of the private sector. This will enable young people and adults, including war veterans, internally displaced persons, and Ukrainians returning from abroad, to acquire skills tailored to the needs of the labor market and earn more money. The project aims to provide women and men with equal access to professional training in the construction sector.
Students will receive training in six different professions at 29 vocational education institutions in Ukraine, including plumbers, facade insulators, welders, electricians, tilers, and concrete workers.
Main achievements of Phase 2 (2020 - 2023)