Education for Employment
The project addresses the high youth unemployment rate in North Macedonia (33%), caused by the mismatch of the skills provided by the education system and those required by the economy. The project will support the Ministry of Education and Science and the private sector to strengthen the newly established dual school- and company-based vocational education and training system.
Macédoine du Nord
Emploi & développement économique
- Central State of South East
- Other international or foreign NGO North
Secteur selon catégorisation du Comité d'aide au développement de l'OCDE EDUCATION
INFRASTRUCTURE ET SERVICES SOCIAUX DIVERS
Sous-Secteur selon catégorisation du Comité d'aide au développement de l'OCDEFormation professionnelle
Politique de l’emploi et gestion administrative
Politique de l’éducation et gestion administrative
Thème transversal Le projet contribue à améliorer le fonctionnement de l'organisation partenaire
Type d'aide Mandat avec gestion de fonds
Numéro de projet
|Contexte||The mismatch between the skills provided by the education system and the requirements of the economy results in low employability and long transition of youth from school to the labour market. For many youth, the inability to find decent employment after completing education is one of the factors that contribute to for emigration. Formal VET in the past offered low quality school-based practical training and very limited work-based learning; on the other hand, skills shortage is one of the top obstacles for growth for the private sector.|
|Objectifs||Young women and men gain decent employment due to market-oriented skills|
Target group: the key system actors: (1) the education sector institutions: Ministry of Education and Science, the VET Office, VET schools, municipalities; and (2) the private sector: economic chambers, branch associations, and private companies.
End beneficiaries: mainly youth (15-29), but also any employed women and men in need of upskilling to find more decent jobs. Special efforts to include more women.
|Effets à moyen terme||
Outcome 1: Improved vocational education and training system effectively and efficiently capacitates youth for the labour market
Outcome 2: Companies and business support organisations co-create and ensure the marketrelevance of vocational education and training
Principaux résultats attendus:
-Regulatory and institutional framework of the VET system, is improved
-Capacities of the key public institutions and private sector actors (associations,
companies) for dual VET implementation are strengthened
-Awareness of youth, especially women, on dual VET as promising path to gainful employment is increased
-Active labour market measures for employment are more market oriented
-Companies are more engaged in VET
Principaux résultats antérieurs:
Non-formal vocational skills development: The effectiveness and efficiency of the active labour market measures on training were improved, enabling unemployed have access to market-relevant training, and successfully find employment. Thanks to the better market-orientation of non-formal training 5‘336 persons (71% youth, 48% women, 15 % vulnerable) were trained, out of whom 2’729 (51% of the trained) employed.
Formal VET: a nationwide introduction of dual VET in the school year of 2021/2022. E4E facilitated the cooperation between the public institutions and the private sector, resulting in 1’400 students enrolled in dual VET, and obtained practical training in over 200 companies.
|Direction/office fédéral responsable||
|Partenaire de projet||
ONG internationale ou étrangère
Institution étatique étrangère
Helvetas, the Macedonian Civic Education Centre as a local subcontractor and the
Economic Chamber as a strategic partner
|Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs||EU Delegation (several complementary projects), KfW (Regional Challenge Fund), AHK (support to dual VET)|
|Budget||Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF 5’941’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF 744’000|
|Phases du projet||Phase 2 01.07.2022 - 30.06.2026 (Phase en cours) Phase 1 01.09.2016 - 31.12.2022 (Completed)|