The ‘Mapping Vocational and Educational Training (VET) Providers to Palestine refugees in Lebanon’ Project
Funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Norwegian People’s Aid, NPA
CEP has identified the “Mapping Vocational and Educational Training (VET) Providers to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon” project as an integral part of its employment strategy.
The project aims at developing Palestinian refugee human resources that will help better the chances of employability of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. CEP is supervising this project with the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) and the UNRWA Education Department acting as implementers of the project
The strategic objective of the project is to generate a reliable database of available Palestine refugee employment with VET training in each of the available disciplines. The database will further pave the way for Phase II of the project entitled “Matching and Adapting Vocational Education and Training to Market Needs”, which will research the changes and adjustments to be implemented in the vocational training curricula to meet the market requirements to match supply with demand.
Phase I of the project brought together the eight main VET providers in Lebanon - seven non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) together with UNRWA Vocational Training Program, the Siblin Training Center.
The infrastructure to track graduates has been set up at all the participating VET Providers; an Operational Unit was set up at each NGO to enlist the branches and track their graduates; the Software was developed, installed and fully functional; data entry clerks were contracted and trained to track graduates and input the data into the software. Data from the eight partner organisations were processed, synchronised into one all-encompassing database that will serve as the main resource for Palestinian refugee employment information.
The completion of Phase I allow – in addition to identifying types of courses and their distribution, the supply of specialties, the gender distribution, and detailed information on the employment of the graduates – data shared among all VET providers to facilitate coordination and help avoid future duplications in course offerings.
An Analysis Consultancy was initiated to examine and analyse the compiled data from the eight partner organizations. The report will be submitted by the end of December 2009.
A seminar presenting the findings of VET 1 was held on March 22nd, 2010 - more...