Diversification of Offer and Upskilling

Diversification of Offer and Upskilling

As we step into Phase 3 of “Skills for Jobs” project implementation, the focus remains on enhancing diversification and upskilling processes, both crucial for vocational education and training growth. This new chapter aims to consolidate these efforts further, while also ensuring long-term private sector involvement focused on the objectives below:

Systematizing Private Sector Engagement

One key objective is to establish structured modalities for sustained private sector engagement in diversification and upskilling processes. This entails documenting successful approaches and methodologies. Transfer agents will play a pivotal role in this by equipping other schools with skills to collect, analyze, and integrate feedback from the private sector and other sources. This data will drive informed decision-making regarding curriculum enhancements.

Multifunctional Centers and Short Courses

With the emergence of Multifunctional Centres (MFCs), a new dimension is added to providers’ offerings. These centers, integrated into the network of public VET providers, will not only introduce a range of short courses but also facilitate collaboration between schools and Vocational Training Centers (VTCs). This initiative allows for the provision of non-formal VET programs, equipping individuals with essential skills for quality upskilling, ultimately enhancing employability.

Empowering Upskilling

Upskilling takes center stage for S4J, building on past experiences and successful partnerships. This objective involves creating a conceptual foundation based on insights from Vlora VTC, literature, and existing successes. The project will support selected providers in upgrading existing and developing new training offerings that align with industry needs and individuals’ aspirations for lifelong learning.

In essence, Phase 3 sets a transformative course for vocational education and training. By refining private sector engagement, introducing multifunctional centers and short courses, and empowering upskilling, this phase creates a dynamic ecosystem that nurtures skills, fosters lifelong learning, and makes vocational education and training an attractive and competitive pathway for youth.