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Save the Date: 25-26 May, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J Knowledge Fair in Tirana

In May 2016, “Skills for Jobs” S4J started a journey towards the modernisation of skills development in Albania through blended learning to increase students’ employability in this era of digitalisation and a rapid changing world of work. In partnership with Swiss and Albanian expertise and organisations dealing with innovation in education, we have been working … Continue reading Save the Date: 25-26 May, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J Knowledge Fair in Tirana

Save the Date: 11 May, Field Visit in “Kolin Gjoka” school in Lezha

“Skills for Jobs” S4J team is pleased to announce the upcoming field visit in vocational “Kolin Gjoka” school in Lezha on May 11th, 2018. Kindly find the agenda in this link. Since 2016, “Skills for Jobs” S4J supports seven VET providers in Shkodra, Lezha, Tirana, Berat and Vlora, to improve the quality and range of their … Continue reading Save the Date: 11 May, Field Visit in “Kolin Gjoka” school in Lezha

Three CISCO NetAcademies established in schools supported by Skills for Jobs S4J

S4JNetAcademy is growing day by day! During March 2018, 15 ICT teachers from Industrial “Pavarësia” school in Vlora, vocational “Kolin Gjoka” school in Lezha and electro-technic “Gjergji Canco” school in Tirana received industrial standard certificates on Cisco courses, upon finalization of a 3-month Blended Training. Now, teachers can use CISCO content to make the learning hour more attractive for … Continue reading Three CISCO NetAcademies established in schools supported by Skills for Jobs S4J

Supporting companies in Albania to provide quality apprenticeships

For over a year now, Skills for Jobs S4J has promoted apprenticeships across different industries in the schools it supports. One of the major concerns of the project is to ensure the highest level of quality in delivering apprenticeships. For this, it is imperative to ensure that companies engaged in the practical training scheme are … Continue reading Supporting companies in Albania to provide quality apprenticeships

Schools engage in providing career guidance to students

In preparation for the next academic year, teachers from “Kolin Gjoka”, “Hamdi Bushati” and Tregtare schools were capacitated to provide career guidance to students in 11th grade. At the end of this school year, 11th grade students will choose the vocational direction they will study during the next academic year. This process will help vocational … Continue reading Schools engage in providing career guidance to students

New short-term courses are being piloted, in partnership with industry leaders

Vocational schools and training centres supported by S4J have started to pilot short-term courses, in partnership with industry leaders and private sector companies. To ensure continuity and sustainability in delivering these courses, future trainers and instructors are trained in the first phase of each course. As of May 2018, the following courses are being piloted … Continue reading New short-term courses are being piloted, in partnership with industry leaders

Innovation, the keyword for 2018 Skills Fair

For the third year in a row, Skills for Jobs S4J, supported the line Ministry in organizing the Skills Fair 2018, an event dedicated to development in vocational education and training. The main theme for the 2018 activity was Innovation. The event’s objective was to attract young people’s attention to the practical and innovative aspect of professional education … Continue reading Innovation, the keyword for 2018 Skills Fair

Gati.al is awarded the ICT Mobility of the Year Prize!

S4J is keen on creating mechanisms that facilitate transition from school environment to work environment. In 2017, the project teamed up with ABP to create Gati.al, an online ‘work on demand’ platform. It aims to increase the chances for young professionals to provide their services to the market. Gati.al operates as an instrument that smoothens … Continue reading Gati.al is awarded the ICT Mobility of the Year Prize!

Prime Minister Rama visits the most innovative school in Vlora

The main message of this visit: Vocational education that is led by innovation and market needs is a competitive advantage for the economy and a guarantee for the employment of Albanian youth. Read more on the visit in albanian language in this link. Watch the Prime Minister’s visit in Industrial “Pavarësia” school in this link. Watch … Continue reading Prime Minister Rama visits the most innovative school in Vlora

‘Skills for Jobs’ receives an Award of Recognition

The ICT Awards Albania jury awarded Skills for Jobs S4J a recognition with the following dedication: “For the excellent work and the modern vision of conceptualizing vocational schools in Albania. Through extensive partnerships, the project has made it easier for vocational schools to establish relationship with businesses in the region and lay the foundations for … Continue reading ‘Skills for Jobs’ receives an Award of Recognition