The project fosters a decentralized education and vocational training system for plumbers supported by private sector investments enable young people to gain skills tailored to the needs of the market, enter the job market and achieve higher incomes.
Unemployment among youth is a major national concern in Ukraine, where about 20% of youth are out of job. The main problem for Ukrainian youth in their transition from school to work is imperfect coordination between the education system and the labour market.
The quality of the vocational training system in Ukraine does not meet international standards. As a result, the fast-growing private sector is facing a shortage of skilled labour in several areas, at a time when it must compete on the European market and comply with European standards. Several companies have voiced complaints about a lack of qualified staff. To make up for this shortfall, some of them organise their own training programmes for new employees.
Through the strengthened capacities of the participating VET schools, graduates are employable and meet business sector expectations. The developed public-private partnership model is used by the national stakeholders and disseminated to the VET system in modernization of vocational education in the country.
Swisscontact is working closely with local training institutions to ensure they can provide high-quality training to plumbers and comprehensive support to graduates in their efforts to find jobs in their home communities. The project aims to ensure that after three years of training these new professionals have the skills to quickly find satisfactory employment
2020 - 2022
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