CEP-NPA Briefing Session on the Progress Phase 2 of the VET project titled: “Matching and Adapting Vocational Education and Training to Market Needs”
Funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs through the Norwegian People’s Aid, NPA
On March 1st, 2011 at the Riviera Hotel, Manara, the CEP – in association with the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) - held a Briefing Session on the Progress of Phase 2 of the VET project intended to present the Preliminary Findings of the Consultancies commissioned by the NPA, namely 1) the Study undertaken by the Consultation & Research Institute (CRI) which aims “to analyze the reasons behind the success and failures of the VET students and recommend ways to better adapt courses to the demand of the labour market”: Overview of the updated shared database compiling information on graduates and courses from 7 VET providers; the Progress Report and Methodology for the remaining parts of the study - Focus groups, in depth interviews in health and office sectors; and 2) the Study undertaken by Dr. Abdul Majid Abdul Ghani aiming to assess the training programs offered by the 7 VET Providers (operating 23 training centers all over Lebanon) and make recommendations for curricula changes and modifications which will provide suggestions to improving the quality and relevance of the delivered training programs to market needs; and finally develop basic standards for specific occupations.
The main achievement expected from this second phase will be to support the implementation of changes in the vocational training domain in line with the changing needs identified in the market place. It will also facilitate informed development policy planning and decision making and will be complementary to the results of other projects with significant added value from the expected synergies.