Background and objectives:
This programme aims at developing an effective, relevant, and quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Iraq. The TVET stakeholders will be capacitated to deliver flexible and demand-driven training programmes that meet the needs of industry and the labour market. It will also support the rehabilitation and modernisation of the training by re-orienting and improving the system so that it prepares young people effectively for wage and self-employment in the industrial, construction and service sectors of the economy. Specifically, the project will:
- Establish a National Technical and Vocational Education and Training Policy Framework.
- Enhance vocational and technical skills provision in all TVET public institutions.
- Improve and modernise MoE, FTE, and MoLSA TVET equipment.
The main activities included:
- Expand the scope of the labour market and training needs information system.
- Develop comprehensive modular employment-oriented curricula and training materials.
- Develop the contract training centres’ organizational structure, roles and responsibilities, and operations guide.
- Hold training-of-trainers workshops and undertake study tours to regional best practice vocational schools and technical colleges in the construction sector, followed by national training workshops.
- Procurement and supply of equipment for a range of TVET institutions
- Support the creation of asset management companies with colleges and schools.
The main results achieved were:
- First coordination meeting held between representatives from MoHESR, FTE, MoE, MoLSA and UN agencies.
- Memorandum signed on responsibilities of partners and timelines.
- List of equipment for upgrading technical institutes provided by FTE and procurement process initiated.
- UN HABITAT has concluded two consultations with the Foundation of Technical Education and Ministry of Education on the detailed scope of the capacity building for curriculum development in the construction sector.
- Study tour for senior officials conducted to Spain to acquire up-to-date knowledge on recent development in construction and building materials technologies, and to establish educational partnerships with technical construction institutes for skills development and studies.