Newsletter 6

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Swisscontact Albania teams up with Microsoft to organize ‘Hour of Code’ activities

At ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J, we value ICT as an attractive career path for both young boys and girls. With the constant modernization of technology and its extension to every field of life and business, it is imperative for young students to achieve relevant computer skills. To raise awareness on computer science among school students, … Continue reading Swisscontact Albania teams up with Microsoft to organize ‘Hour of Code’ activities

AMF, Insurer’s Association, Balfin Group, Deloitte and more companies join the VET business network

At Swisscontact, we believe that the involvement of private sector companies in delivering VET programs is essential to prepare the professionals of the future. In our project, we encourage partner VET institutions to constantly look out for new opportunities that can improve their students’ experience. During the past couple of months, more private sector companies … Continue reading AMF, Insurer’s Association, Balfin Group, Deloitte and more companies join the VET business network

S4J supports partner VET providers undertake the self-assessment process

Through a sector-wide model, all public vocational education institutions are undergoing the self-assessment process. The exercise, which is due to be finalised in spring 2019, will help the institutions evaluate a range of areas and factors that influence their performance. In addition, the outputs of the process will help design the vision and future strategies … Continue reading S4J supports partner VET providers undertake the self-assessment process

Trained in-company mentors, soon a reality for Albania!

In October and November, the first phase of the Training of Trainers ‘ToT’ programme on in-company mentors’ training was delivered in Tirana. The programme was developed in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (SFIVET) and delivered by Mërgim Jahiu, an expert working with the Swiss institution. Providing capacity building for in-company … Continue reading Trained in-company mentors, soon a reality for Albania!

Celebrating 1 year ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J CISCO Academy

‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J is currently one out of nine licenced CISCO academies operating in Albania. Since 2017, the project is supporting its partner VET providers with the opportunity to integrate the online academy’s courses as learning materials. This month we celebrate: 17 ICT teachers certified as CISCO instructors from ‘Kolin Gjoka’, ‘Gjergj Canco’ and … Continue reading Celebrating 1 year ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J CISCO Academy

S4J partner VET providers host the Week for Apprenticeships 2018

In the framework of the European Vocational Skills Week 2018, from 5 to 9 November, S4J partner VET providers hosted the ‘Week for Apprenticeships’. For the second year in a row,  vocational schools and the vocational training center organized a series of activities, aiming to raise awareness of the wide range of opportunities that VET … Continue reading S4J partner VET providers host the Week for Apprenticeships 2018

SHIP hosts the visit of teachers from swiss school IDM

During the Week for Apprenticeships, the industrial ‘Pavarësia’ school in Vlora hosted the visit of teachers in the automotive direction from swiss school IDM. This is the first exchange visit of teachers since the schools signed the twinning agreement in January 2017. The aim of the visit was to gain a better understanding of the … Continue reading SHIP hosts the visit of teachers from swiss school IDM

More prizes & activities for students in S4J partner schools

Students’ participation in causes, initiatives and competitions within and outside the school is very important for their personal and professional development, as well as for nurturing a better school atmosphere. That is why at ‘Skills for Jobs’ S4J, we encourage partner schools to keep an open eye and mind for national and international opportunities that … Continue reading More prizes & activities for students in S4J partner schools

An extra mile for Work-Based Learning in Albania

Work-based learning (WBL) is the educational strategy that provides students with real-life work experiences where they can apply academic and technical skills and develop their employability. What is essential for making WBL an effective strategy in a national scale is having in place a system that regulates the roles and responsibilities of the 3 parties involve: … Continue reading An extra mile for Work-Based Learning in Albania

‘Hamdi Bushati’ school and business partners participate in SIPPO value-added textile mission

In October, ‘Skills for Jobs’ supported the participation of ‘Hamdi Bushati’ textile school students and textile partner companies in a series of textile industry events. The activities were organized by the Swiss Import Promotion Programme (SIPPO), a global program operated by Swisscontact. The mission aimed to identify value-added companies that provide more services than traditional … Continue reading ‘Hamdi Bushati’ school and business partners participate in SIPPO value-added textile mission