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Strengthening the Vocational Training System in Moldova (CONSEPT V)


01.01.2023 – 31.12.2025 (Phase V)



Cooperation Partners

Ministry of Education and Research (MER); Center for Continuous Training of the Technical University of Moldova (CCT /TUM); Pro Didactica; Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI)

Implementing organization
AO “Educație pentru Dezvoltare” (AED)

Centers of Excellence (2), colleges (3), VET schools (10)

EUR 1’574’438

Project Summary:

The project intervention starts from the presumption that a VET system, which provides a labour market-oriented training, significantly strengthens the employability of their graduates. By providing their graduates with occupational competences in line with current and future demands in labour market, the VET system contributes to both the personal income and socioeconomic inclusion of graduates which in turn leads to the competitiveness and growth of the economy. An increased business sector engagement would enable VET actors to become aware of and respond to what the labour market demands in terms of labour and skills are. 
The project will build on previously reinforced expertise and successful results in developing normative, methodological, and institutional capacity of VET (CONSEPT phases I-IV) and will expand to new economic sectors (electronics and transportation). Simultaneously, the project will resort to a novel lens to address the VET-labour market dynamics, focusing on public-private partnerships and enhanced work-based learning as a condition for demand-driven professional qualifications and expanded opportunities for gainful employment.      

Project Outcome:

Impact: Increased employment rates of VET graduates in the selected sectors (Transportation and Electronics).
Outcome I: Partner VET institutions are capacitated to effectively engage with private sector;
Outcome II: Partner VET institutions are capable to provide labour-market oriented training in the selected sectors.






Expected Outputs:

  1. Partner managers are trained in Partnership Management for effectively engaging the private sector in VET delivery.

  2. Partner institutions devise Partnership Development Plans on effectively engaging the private sector in VET delivery.

  3. Relevant internship opportunities in companies are provided.

  4. A functional Steering Committee (SC) is established in the selected sectors to coordinate the delivery of updated study programs.5. New occupational and qualification standards are developed.

  5. New occupational and qualification standards are developed.

  6. VET curricula are significantly updated (2 in Electronics and Automation and 3 in Transportation).

  7. Learning materials and assessment toolkits are developed for selected occupations.

  8. Teachers in VET partner institutions are trained on the revised curricula.

  9. Education facilities and training labs are improved in partner institutions
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