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’. Apprenticeship Fairs, motivational speeches from business representatives, celebrities, open discussions, industry workshops, meetings with parents, master classes are among the activities that will be organized during the week in 5 … Continue reading Save the Date: 5-9 November 2018, ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J Week for Apprenticeships
In 2017, a twinning agreement was signed between the Swiss vocational school IDM in Thun and the industrial ‘Pavarësia’ school (SHIP) in Vlora, with the support of ‘Skills for Jobs’ (S4J). The agreement was followed by virtual exchange between schools regarding teaching programmes and best practices. Finally, it is time to get ‘real’! From November … Continue reading Teachers from Swiss school IDM in Thun will visit industrial ‘Pavarësia’ school in Vlora
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 Field visit in vocational ‘Hamdi Bushati’ school in Shkodra
‘Skills for Jobs’ (S4J) has made it its mission to ensure the highest level of quality in delivering apprenticeships. This requires that companies that provide practical training for students are capacitated to offer quality apprenticeships. For this, the project started collaborating with the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) to design and deliver a … Continue reading ‘ToT’ programme for training in-company mentors, in collaboration with SFIVET
‘Hamdi Bushati’ textile students make their debut alongside famous Albanian fashion designers ‘Ethno Vibes’ is a fashion event dedicated to promoting the rich Albanian cultural heritage. Conserving and promoting our tradition and identity by revitalizing traditional elements in clothes and mixing them with modern styling concepts is at the core of the events’ philosophy, whose … Continue reading Traditional, in a modern light
‘Gjergj Canco’ vocational school joined ‘Skills for Jobs S4J in late October 2017. During the last year the Development Unit (DU) was established and teachers were trained to perform the different functions of the DU. By the end of the 2017-2018 academic year, teachers performing business relations functions in the school’s DU, together with project … Continue reading ‘Gjergj Canco’ students to enrol soon in apprenticeships
On September 28th, Swisscontact office in Tirana hosted the unusual visit of 12 students from all 6 schools supported by the project. You might remember their faces from the coronation ceremony during the ‘Knowledge Fair’ event in May…Yes, they are the members of the Students’ Steering Committee! The Students’ Steering Committee will serve as a … Continue reading Meet the Students’ Steering Committee: the voice of schools in S4J project
On 25th of September, representatives from the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA) member states and candidate countries visited the vocational ‘Kolin Gjoka’ school in Lezha. Guests were introduced to the Apprenticeship-like model piloted in the school with the support of Swiss funded ‘Skills for Jobs’ (S4J) project. The school team presented the novelties introduced in … Continue reading ETF and EAFA members visit the vocational school and partner business in Lezha, as part of the WBL seminar agenda.
In July 2013 the European Alliance for Apprenticeships (EAfA), was launched by the European Social Partners, the European Commission and the Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). EAfA is a unique platform bringing together governments with other key stakeholders, for instance business associations, individual companies, social partners, chambers, vocational education and training … Continue reading It takes two in dual learning: EAfA seminar in Tirana emphasizes the importance of a strong collaboration between schools and businesses.
The number of companies offering apprenticeships to vocational education students in Albania has increased rapidly in the last two academic years. Two hundred eighty-five companies have already signed MoUs with S4J partner VET providers and are currently offering apprenticeships to 781 students in direction such as: tourism & hospitality, economy, textiles, ICT and auto-mechanics. Preparing … Continue reading Apprenticeships in VET: the businesses’ perspective