Addressing VET Challenges in Albania: A Review of SDC’s Skills for Jobs Project

Event Status : Past Event

The Jobs Gateway in South Eastern Europe Community of Practice is honored to host Fation Dragoshi from Skills for Jobs (S4J), a project funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Swisscontact Albania. The project was designed to address the main challenges in Vocational Education and Training (VET) such as low quality and status, insufficient funding, weak labor market orientation and poor private sector engagement. The project seeks to achieve these challenges by introducing innovative learning methods, company-based training and career services for a smoother school-to-work transition. The use of the latest technologies, smart phones, social media and blended learning is at the core of the project implementation.

Fation will discuss the background of the project, including the areas of implementation, challenges that they encountered and the outcomes of the project.

The video conference connections will be available at the following World Bank offices: Belgrade (IFC 4-402), Podgorica (5-2), Prishtina (2-07), Sarajevo (16-10), Skopje (0-03), Tirana (1-116), Vienna (20-23), and Washington, D.C. (MC 4-860). Simultaneous interpretation will be available in English and Serbian.

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 08:30
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