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Capacitating teachers and instructors for an improved VET offer

During June, a training on ‘Occupational Health and Safety Standards was organized at the industrial ‘Pavarësia’ school in Vlora from 18th to 20th of June. Teachers and instructors from ‘Pavarësia’, the Vocational Training Centre in Vlora and the vocational ‘Gjergj Canco’ school in Tirana attended the training. Participants in the training refreshed their knowledge and … Continue reading Capacitating teachers and instructors for an improved VET offer

‘Kristo Isak’ students participate in Summer School on Cultural Heritage

At the end of the academic year, vocational schools supported by ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J, started preparing for a summer enriched with activities for their students and the local communities. The aim of this initiative is to provide an alternative to youngsters for the summer holidays, while developing their skills, boosting their curiosity, creativity and … Continue reading ‘Kristo Isak’ students participate in Summer School on Cultural Heritage

Capacitating the Gender Contact Points Network – the engine behind the school emancipation

A qualitative vocational school is not only a place to learn a profession, but also a place to forge open-minded citizens that defy instead of reinforcing gender stereotypes. Certain social developments are easier to achieve than others and gender inequality it’s a reality that will not go away without dedicated actions. To make this a … Continue reading Capacitating the Gender Contact Points Network – the engine behind the school emancipation

Pre-registrations in June show increased interest in VET schools

Pre-registrations in June show increased interest in VET schools From March 2018, vocational schools engaged in an intensive promotional campaign, which included a set of informative and promotional activities: from meetings with pupils in 9th grade and their parents to schools’ ‘Open Days’. The campaign’s main aim was to inform the communities on their improved … Continue reading Pre-registrations in June show increased interest in VET schools

Save the Date: 5-9 November 2018, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J Week for Apprenticeships

From 5th to 9th of November 2018, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J and its partners will host the second edition of the ‘S4J Week for Apprenticeships’. Multiple events will be organized during the week in 5 regions of Albania: Shkodra, Lezha, Tirana, Berat and Vlora. The ‘Skills for jobs’ S4J Week for Apprenticeships’ is organized in … Continue reading Save the Date: 5-9 November 2018, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J Week for Apprenticeships

‘Gjergj Canco’ school signs new MoUs with companies in Tirana region

In the past couple of years, we have witnessed an amazing change in the mentality of businesses towards vocational schools. More and more companies are understanding the importance of a VET system that produces qualified workers. Thus, they are more committed to support building a strong system that will be beneficial to them in the … Continue reading ‘Gjergj Canco’ school signs new MoUs with companies in Tirana region

Helping those at risk of dropping out in Vocational Schools

Nearly 15% of the students in vocational schools in Albania drop out. Because they leave the educational system so early in their life a large share of these youngsters will have a very difficult time to enter and remain in the labour market. Even if they eventually do get a job, the likability that will … Continue reading Helping those at risk of dropping out in Vocational Schools

German and Albanian experts discuss the future of e-Mobility in Albania

‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J is supporting VET provider partner institutions to develop together with industry leaders an offer that is in line with industry developments and the labour market demand for specialized professionals. One of the areas identified by the project to intervene is electric mobility and vehicles (e-cars, e-bikes). E-mobility is changing the automotive … Continue reading German and Albanian experts discuss the future of e-Mobility in Albania

Inauguration of Gati.al, the platform serving the ‘on demand economy’

‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J supports and promotes initiatives that facilitate a smooth transition of students and trainees from school or training to the world of work. Gati.al, the platform for freelance professionals, is among these. Gati.al serves the rapid changing world of work. It encourages insertion in the labour market through self-employment and use of … Continue reading Inauguration of Gati.al, the platform serving the ‘on demand economy’

Save the Date: field visits to meet with VET providers (September to December 2018)

For 6 decades now Swisscontact is dedicated to promoting skills development and strengthen vocational education systems in over 35 countries where it operates. During the last two years, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J has assisted the Albanian Line Ministry responsible for VET to support the transformation of 7 public VET providers. To share lessons learned and … Continue reading Save the Date: field visits to meet with VET providers (September to December 2018)