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Skills for Employment and Social Inclusion Programme “SESIP” is a strategic project supporting the implementation of the sector strategies (ETVET Strategy 2014-2020, National Employment Strategy 2011-2020, and HRD strategy 2016-2025) under the capacity development component of the Financing Agreement between the Government of Jordan and the European Union. 

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The SESIP overall objective is to provide capacity development support and technical assistance for ETVET line Ministries and their related institutions, CSOs and Social partners and support the implementation of the sector strategies (ETVET Strategy 2014-2020, National Employment Strategy 2011-2020 and HRD strategy 2016-2025) with a focus on actions referenced in the Financing Agreement between the Government of Jordan and the European Union to implement the programme entitled Skills for Employment and Social Inclusion and keeping the indicators of support payments in the Agreement in force.

The EU funded project “Technical Assistance to the Skills for Employment and Social Inclusion Programme” – TA SESIP- occupies a special place in a long process that have been developed in the recent years towards the Jordan´s reforms in employment and TVET (ETVET) sector with clear focus on social inclusion. This project is part of EUR 52M budget support programme entitled “Skills for Employment and Social Inclusion”. It is foreseen to complement a direct budget support component to a multi-sector set up of ETVET encompassing the mandates of four-line ministries: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Social Development including the National Aid Fund. The ETVET Council, chaired by the Minister of Labour and co-chaired by the private sector representative ensures the multi-sector governing mechanism.

Project Objective

To provide capacity development support and technical assistance for E-TVET line Ministries and their related institutions, CSOs and Social partners and support the implementation of the sector strategies (E-TVET Strategy 2014-2020, National Employment Strategy 2011-2020 and HRD strategy 2016-2025) with a focus on actions referenced in the Financing Agreement between the Government of Jordan and the European Union to implement the programme entitled Skills for Employment and Social Inclusion and keeping the indicators of support payments in the Agreement in force.

Project Purposes:
  • Purpose 1: Provide advisory and technical assistance in the areas of Governance, Capacity building, Quality Assurance, Employability and Labour Market management, Intermediation and Information Systems, Social Inclusion for disadvantaged groups, Monitoring and Evaluation of the E-TVET strategy and sector action plans for the ETVET stakeholders in Jordan.
  • Purpose 2 : To provide technical assistance, advisory and training for strengthening Social Dialogue, concrete involvement and partnership of Social Partners in the E-TVET Sector. 
  • Purpose 3: To provide support to the national ETVET authority to design and implement the communication and visibility actions related to the ETVET reform and the  achievements realised through the EU budget support and Technical Assistance.

Methodology
  • At Macro level, SESIP supports the relevant authorities of the central government, to anchor the necessary policy making mechanisms and planning processes for an employment-driven E-TVET sector in a favourable legislative and regulatory framework. 
  • At Meso level, SESIP strengthens the supervising and implementing E-TVET institutions as well as business associations and CSOs in development and implementation of demand-driven E-TVET programmes and QA including Recognition of Prior Learning.
  • At Micro level, SESIP reinforces providers in the three E-TVET streams (VT, TE, VE) to develop models that can be replicated for ALMMs and ETVET training and financing models.

Implementation Approach

SESIP technical assistance mainly utilise Capacity building (CB) as “the ability of people, institutions and societies to perform functions, solve problems, and set and achieve objectives” (UNDP 2002). 

The Capacity Building’s dimensions comprise of: (i) human resources skills development; (ii) changes in organisations and networks; and (iii) changes in governance/institutional context. It is a process whereby individuals, groups, and organisations enhance their abilities to mobilize and use resources to achieve their objectives on a sustainable basis. 

To optimise the effectiveness of capacity building, TA SESIP has opted for the Working Group approach as key to:

  • allow all the ETVET key stakeholders to receive technical assistance and capacity building, 
  • validate the outputs of the TA to the Budget Support,  
  • directly participate to the implementation of the ETVET reform pillars as laid down in the sector National Strategies, 
  • report on the results to their senior management and disseminate them within their own institutions.

Components
Component 1: Governance and Performance Management.
  • Advise and support to the relevant line Ministries, their related institutions including those recently created and other stakeholders from the public, private and the NGO sectors for the implementation of the HRD strategy 2016-2025 and other related strategies.
  • Conducting Training and Capacity Building Needs Assessment for the members and technical support units of the E-TVET Council, the Educational Board and the Higher Education Council as well as any other council that might be established during the life of the project related to E-TVET.
  • Support to prepare and implement a Capacity Building Plan for the above-mentioned target group from the members and technical support units of the ETVET Council, the Educational Board and the Higher Education Council as well as any other councils that might be established during the life of the project related to ETVET.
  • Support the further development of the social partnership framework in Jordan and the finalisation of its regulatory framework to govern social partnership in consultation with all stakeholders. 
  • Organize trainings; workshops and/or seminars for the representatives of the public sector, Social Partners, Private Sector and NGOs in the expressed areas of interest.
  • Support assessment and development of the current performance measurement system for E-TVET in line with the E-TVET Strategy 2014-2020 and in consultation with all relevant stakeholders and support the process of its adoption and implementation. It is recommended to use the best EU/international practices and standards in use in E-TVET or Education Sector.
  • Assist public and private TVET providers (including VTC and NET) in the development, updating & implementation of an internal monitoring and evaluation system.
  • Advise and provide technical support and analysis to develop, harmonize and sustain the funding resources of the E-TVET sector as well as providing recommendations for alternative E-TVET financing mechanisms suitable for the Jordanian context.
  • Advise on the development/updating of performance and value for money indicators based on unit cost analysis of ALMMS and TVET building on VTC scheme of cost effectiveness scheme.
  • Assist stakeholders in conducting a Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS) of E-TVET services – including ALMMS and TVET.
  • Assist stakeholders in conducting a Qualitative Service Delivery Survey (QSDS) of E-TVET including ALMMs and TVET.
  • Advise on how Outcomes from PETS and QSDS can be incorporated into the Medium-term Expenditure Framework.
  • Develop capacities for data collection and statistics to facilitate reporting on indicators of the EU budget support programme.
  • Support the E-TVET Council Secretariat, the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation and other key stakeholders to better coordinate donor activity and dialogue in the E-TVET sector, in line with the international aid effectiveness standards. 
Component 2: Curricula Development and Training of Trainers (ToT)
  • Develop and implement E-Learning /Blended learning, i.e. e-learning combined with institutional learning skill platform for short-term training in partnership with MOL, Social Partners, line Ministries and VET providers.
  • Develop Teaching of Trainers/Teachers (TOT) and implement E-teaching (Blended learning) platform in relationship with VET providers and the line Ministries /VET, BAU, MoE.
  • Provide support to strengthen institutional capacity building and prepare teachers/trainers plans and trainings.
  • Provide technical support and guidelines for acquiring innovative material and equipment updated with labour market needs and requirements for teaching and learning in relationship with the curricula, qualifications and programmes.
  • Organise at least 1 study visit to the EU or MENA to facilitate learning from the best practice in Curriculum development and teaching of teachers programmes.
  • Assist in developing continuous vocational and technical education and training for both formally and informally employed and unemployed.
  • Assist in evaluating and developing a plan to reform technical programmes of community colleges and to re-orient them towards the needs of the labour market and of a longer-term economic growth.
  • Assist the MOE to develop a new qualifications and teaching programmes with a partnership with private sector.
  • Assist the involved TVET providers on development of teacher/instructor training programmes for the new educational programmes.
  • Assist in implementation including funding of pedagogical and management training for teachers, instructors and managers of public TVET institutions, i.e. NTTI/BAU and TDI/VTC.
  • Assist VTC and other TVET providers in piloting Modularize Competency Based Education and Training (MCBET) and Production Based Training.
Component 3: Quality Assurance and Accreditation
  • Assist all Accreditation Bodies to implement common accreditation principles and approaches for the whole TVET sector of curricula that respond to the needs of the economy, the society and individuals in line with international good practices, and broad spectrum of courses developed.
  • Assist all Accreditation Bodies in developing an understanding of the implementation of International Accreditation practices within the TVET sector.
  • Organise at least 1 study visits to the EU to facilitate learning from the best international practice in the implementation of accreditation within TVET sector, also to include the broader and related activities of Quality Assurance.
  • Assist all existing and newly established Independent Sector Committees/Bodies to elaborate the development of Educational/Training programme curricula through the establishment of Occupational Standards.
  • Assist the existing/new independent sector committees/bodies and the relevant Institutions to review, adapt and design the educational programme curricula and the professional occupational standards.
  • Assist CAQA to elaborate qualification assessment criteria and test items to certify qualifications of learners and people with prior learning (non-formal and in-formal).
  • Organise 1 study visit to the EU to facilitate learning from the best practice concerning Recognition of Prior Learning Scheme and Credit Transfer Scheme.
  • Assist in the implementation of the established Jordanian National Qualification Framework in relation to TVET qualifications and in relationship with the Social Partners, as well as conduct a diagnostic analysis to review the Education sector pathways to improve the attractiveness of the E-TVET sector.
  • Assist public and private TVET providers, CAQA and AQACHEI, in the preparation for international accreditation.
  • Assist VTC/MOL to prepare and finalise the feasibility studies of the new programme of the Centres of Excellence /CoE.
Component 4: Inclusive access to E-TVET services and Labour Market Information Systems
  • Advise and provide technical support to NAF on prioritisation and cost effectiveness of measures for labour activation and employability of beneficiaries in receipt of social assistance cash transfers and assist in integrating such measures into the NAF strategic plans.
  • Advise on policy review of referral pathways for improving access to E-TVET with particular focus on disadvantaged groups of the society and disadvantaged regions.
  • Advise on cost effective Active Labour Market Measures (such as training and career guidance, job search assistance, labour market training) targeting disadvantaged groups and regions across formal and informal economies.
  • Advise on and assist in developing capacities for improved linkages between the employment, social protection and micro-finance services, focusing on disadvantaged groups such as people with disabilities (PWDs), long-term economically inactive people depending on cash assistance, and beneficiaries of the government social protection services.
  • Organise a study visit to the EU to facilitate learning from the best practice in linking social protection and assistance with the employment services.
  • Provide technical support and assist the MOL and relevant stakeholders to integrate and harmonise the fragmented labour market information systems and develop unique and accessible relevant LMIS (Labour Market Information System) based on the labour market needs with the participation of the National Department of Statistics and other key institutions.
  • Advise on Public Private Partnership measures within Employment and Human Resource Development (i.e. job fairs, apprenticeships and internships, wage subsidized jobs for special target groups, job rotation projects, etc.).
  • Advise and support to the E-TVET Council Secretariat/TVETC and the new Unit created by the MOL as well as the new Skills Development Corporation and line ministries on conceptual and analytical framework, qualitative and quantitative methods and costing for annual consolidated employability and employment report and on content, focus and outputs of annual employability and employment conference.
  • Provide technical assistance for the delivery of the annual employability and employment report and the performance indicators report.
  • Assist in studies measuring employment satisfaction and tracing employability of graduates of ETVET including the trained skills targeted by the programme.
  • Develop an Internal Information System in the E-TVET Secretariat or TVSDC to follow up the labour market access of the skills trained under the programme.
Component 5: Communication and Visibility
  • Develop a national communication strategy for the E-TVET sector including a communication campaign plan in consultation with all stakeholders to raise awareness and to promote the reform in E-TVET and EU support.
  • Integrate communication and visibility activities under the above-mentioned grant scheme into the overall campaigning on the whole programme.
WORKING GROUPS

WG1: E-TVET Governance reform and Performance Management

  • Governance and policy reform.
  • Private sector engagement and social partnership dialogue.
  • Performance management of the E-TVET system including M&E.
  • Financing the E-TVET system.
  • Involvement of Social partners including the EU grant scheme.
  • Communication and Visibility including the E-TVET Communication Strategy.

WG2: Curricula Development and Training of Trainers/Teachers (ToT)

  • Curricula development.
  • Training of trainers and teachers.
  • Engaging the private sector and social partners in curricula development and ToT.
  • E-learning platform for learners and teachers.
  • Education pathways, Qualifications and Curricula.

WG3: Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Relevance

  • Quality assurance.
  • Accreditation including international accreditation. 
  • National Qualification Framework (NQF).
  • Competence Assessment including RPL.
  • Involving the private sector in setting standards and qualifications

WG4: Inclusive access to E-TVET and Labour Market Information System (LMIS)

  • Inclusive employment for disadvantaged groups depending on social assistance: design and implementation of cost-effective measures for inclusive access to employment and TVET services including ALMMs, M&E of measures, improving referral pathways and linkages between employment, social protection and micro-finance services.
  • Integrating the fragmented LMISs into one optimal LMIS in which the labour market demand for skills is reflected in the supply side.
  • PPP measures for employment and HRD with special focus on disadvantaged groups e.g. youth, women, persons with disability, etc. 
  • Preparing and conducting tracer surveys and employers’ satisfaction surveys.
  • Annual employability and employment report.
  • E-TVET Secretariat Internal Information system including M&E tools.

Members of the Working Groups

TVET stakeholders’ institutions, appoint members of Working Groups(WG) on the basis of relevant competency and experience. Each WG member is accountable to, will inform and report to own senior management.


Role of Working Group Members
  • The WG members provide their contribution to achieve the agreed objectives in line with their area/s of expertise. 
  • The WG members disseminate the outputs in their organisations and  promote awareness of the issues tackled by the WG to wider target audience.   
  • The WG members collect feedback from own organisations on WG outcomes implementation. 
  • The WG members are committed to the tasks agreed within the WG

Working Groups Implementation Process
  • TAT submits a working paper including an overview of the item and alternative options for discussion. 
  • The working groups analyses the working paper while the project team facilitates the open discussion. 
  • Sub-working groups are formed to study and to make proposals for specific points of the item under examination. 
  • The working group produces recommendations for adoption and will formally submit  them to the Beneficiary for revision and approval.
  • External expertise can be invited to provide contribution on specific issues.

EUROPEAN UNION (EU) BUDGET SUPPORT
SESIP is in line with the National Employment Strategy 2011-2020 which focused on:
  • Employment growth, 
  • Increased involvement of youth and women in the labour market, 
  • Stronger participation of the social partners.

The EU assistance on employment and human resource development was complemented by a programme supporting private sector’s development. Further assistance in both fields was provided within the Single Support Framework 2014-2017, focal area 2, promoting employment and private sector development.

The programme design took into consideration:

  • The lessons learned from the preceding budget support to the Employment and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (ETVET) reforms.  
  • The key stakeholders’ position that investment for an effective ETVET sector contributes to economic growth and social cohesion. 
  • The GOJ’s preference for the budget support modality as more effective leverage for TVET development.

The specific objectives of SESIP are the following:

  • To support policy making, planning and financial resource allocation in a coordinated way across different line ministries: Ministry of Education (MoE), Ministry of Labour (MoL), Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE), Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), other institutions of the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system and social partners. 
  • To improve relevance, quality, effectiveness and attractiveness of technical and vocational education and training for employability.
  • To increase the number of people in education and training and other Active Labour Market Measures (ALMMs), in particular women, youth and people with disabilities. 
  • To enhance the role of social partners and civil society organisations in promoting employment and human resource development.

Results (Objective 1 & 4) policy making, planning and financial resource; role of social partners:

  • Cross-sectoral mechanisms for policy making, planning, performance-based financing, monitoring and evaluation to support employment and human resource development are enhanced. 
  • The cross-sectoral mandate of the TVET Council and its secretariat is legally empowered, enhanced and its capacities further developed (including result-oriented budgeting).
  • Coherence between the TVET system, the labour market demand and the socio- economic growth policies is improved.
  • Enhanced tripartite dialogue between the Ministry of Labour, the TVET Council and Social Partners (Chamber of Industry (JCI), the Jordan Chamber of Commerce (JOCC) and the General Federation of Jordanian Trade Unions (GFJTU) are fully integrated in the governance of the TVET system and the related legislation/regulations is revised to reflect their role clearly. 
  • An attractive model for employers financing-based learning is elaborated.

Results (Objective 2) improve relevance, quality, effectiveness and attractiveness:

  • Technical stream of the higher education, vocational stream of secondary education and vocational training are reformed in close cooperation with social partners involved in economic sector teams and advisory committees for education and training programmes. Those include development of demand driven programmes, mainstreaming of core skills such as entrepreneurial learning, capacity development of management and teachers, up-grading of equipment and maintenance of facilities.
  • A framework of technical and vocational qualifications, allowing for recognition of all forms of learning and skills development is set up and operational and establishment of links between qualification frameworks of secondary, vocational and higher education are ensured within the TVET system. 
  • Common accreditation principles and approaches for the whole TVET sector are developed. 
  • Curricula responding to the needs of the economy, the society and individuals in line with international good practices are set, and broad spectrum of courses are developed.
  • An inclusive approach to the non-formal economic sectors (i.e. access to active labour market programmes and recognition of all forms of learning) is established. Continuous technical and vocational education and training is developed and improved for both formally and informally employed and unemployed.

Results (Objective 3) increase the number of people in education and ALMMs:

  • Administrative arrangements and fiscal incentives in place to support employment, education and training – including for women, youth and people with special needs are revised.
  • Cost effective Active Labour Market Measures “ALMM” (such as training and career guidance, job search assistance, labour market training) are implemented for disadvantaged target groups and regions– and delivered by state and non-state actors across the formal and informal economies.
  • The number of ALMM groups for disadvantaged people is increased.
  • Linkages between the employment, social protection and micro-finance services are developed and improved, focusing on disadvantaged groups such as people with disabilities (PWDs), and long-term economically inactive people depending on cash assistance.

INDICATORS AND BENCHMARKS
Indicator 1

Integrated policy and regulatory framework governing the ETVET sector revised and strengthened.

Benchmark 1

Revised draft law of the ETVET Council approved by the Cabinet Regulatory framework formalizing social partnership in ETVET adopted, including a model of apprenticeship / internship agreement in partnership with private sector and public TVT providers.

Benchmark 2

Performance measurement system for at least public TVET is operational. This should cover technical aspects and resource utilization as indicated in the ETVET strategy.

Indicator 2

Number of TVET qualifications registered on the TVQF with assessment criteria.

Benchmark 2

98 Qualifications Registered.

Indicator 3

Number of TVET qualifications registered on the TVQF for which equipment has been purchased or equipment and adaptation of facilities has been purchased.

Benchmark 3

Procurement finalized for all qualifications.

Indicator 4

Number of ETVET teachers, trainers, laboratory supervisors who participated in professional training and completed secondment (min 1 month/year) to industry relevant to their field of training.

Benchmark 4

Training assessment report by the training providers with the list of participants per programme.

Indicator 5

Number of people benefiting from E-TVET specifically from disadvantaged segments of the society and specifically NAF beneficiaries.

Benchmark 5

MOL/VTC:2494 referred by NAF; BAU: 1200 referred by NAF. Training assessment report by the training providers with the list of participants certified per PGM.

Indicator 6

Number of people benefiting from Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Benchmark 6

Number of people benefiting from recognition of prior learning (RPL)13221: 9750 in addition to 4700 already registered. Data collection on training actions obtained by CAQA including: Training assessment report by the training providers & list of participants certified per training PGM

Indicator 7

Number of people from disadvantaged segments of society, including NAF beneficiaries who benefited from ALMMs other than TVET.

Benchmark 7

MOL/VTC 2350 – NAF 420

ACTIVITIES & EVENTS
Closing Event: “Celebrating the achievements of SESIP EU Budget Support, a prominent Jordanian- EU partnership 17th of February 2020.

The closing event of the EU Budget Support programme “Skills for Employment and Social Inclusion Programme for Jordan” celebrated the achievements of this prominent Jordanian – EU partnership on Monday the 17th of February 2020 at the Fairmont  Amman hotel,  which was organised by the European Union (EU) funded project “Technical Assistance to the (TA SESIP), implemented by a consortium led by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), 

The event took place under the patronage of HE the Minister of Labour Nidal Al-Bataineh and HE the Ambassador of the European Union to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Maria Hadjitheodosiou. It highlighted the results of the EU budget support to the TVET sector in Jordan and it was attended by high ranking Government officials from the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Higher Education,  Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Planning & International Cooperation, European Union officials, Ambassadors to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, GIZ Officials, TVSDC top management, BAU president and officials, Vocation Training Corporation, UN agencies, social partners, Donor’s representatives and the press and media. 

The EU Budget Support covered the period ( 2015 to 2019), and provided considerable resources (EUR 42 Mln) to the Jordanian TVET authorities and stakeholders to implement the TVET Reform. The pillars of the reform to which SESIP Budget Support has contributed are:  the TVET regulatory framework;  qualifications  for new jobs registered in the NQF;  equipping and upgrading vocational education schools of Ministry of Education, Centers of the Vocational Training Corporation, and colleges related to Balqa University throughout Jordan;  retraining teachers, vocational and technical trainers and workshop supervisors; enlarging access to qualifications and inclusion of disadvantaged groups in TVET and Active Labour Market Measures.

More significantly, SESIP has contributed to increase the employability and employment of students and trainees, fulfil the expectations of their families, better meet the demands of the enterprises for more relevant and employable skills, as well as support the effort of Jordanian authorities to increase the stock and quality of the human capital in the country.

The stakeholders of technical, vocational skills development that have ensured their valuable contribution to the success of the SESIP programme and, ultimately, of the TVET Reform in Jordan, were present at this important event

Aqaba Outreach Event (Roadshow) on 13th February, 2020:

With the support of  the European Union (EU) funded project “Technical Assistance to the Skills for Employment and Social Inclusion Programme for Jordan” (TA SESIP), implemented by a consortium led by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), an outreach event (roadshow) was conducted in Aqaba on the 13th February, 2020 to celebrate the successful impact of  the EU budget support at Wasfi Altal Vocational school of the MOE, Aqaba Training Vocational Centre and Aqaba Maritime Education &Training Centre of Balqa Applied University.

The road show was conducted under the patronage of HE, the Minister of Labour Nidal Al-Bataineh and HE, and the EU Ambassador Maria Hadjitheodosiou. The roadshow to the school and centers took place via a bus which included high ranking Government officials, European Union officials, TVSDC top management, BAU officials, MOE, VTC, social partners, Donor’s representatives and the press and media as one unified community sharing the achievements. 

Visits to the “Wasfi Altal Vocational school (MOE), the “Aqaba Training Vocational Centre (VTC) and the “Aqaba Maritime Education &Training Centre of Balqa Applied University”, which allowed visiting the equipped workshops and interacting with students, trainers, and school management, social partners, and other TVET stakeholders. These interactions confirmed how SESIP increased the employability and employment of students and trainees and thus met the expectations of their families. It also revealed how the enterprises’ demands for more relevant and employable skills were better satisfied, and how SESIP contributed to the effort of the local authorities to increase the stock and quality of the human capital in the region. 

This visit marked the impact of EU budget support, which devoted 35% of the resources to the procurement of training equipment and to renovating facilities responding to the needs of the industries and the students.

Workshop for the Social Partnership Committee (SPC) for TVET was facilitated on December 19, 2019:

Under the European Union (EU) funded project “Technical Assistance to the Skills for Employment and Social Inclusion Programme for Jordan” (TA SESIP), implemented by a consortium led by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a workshop for the Social Partnership Committee (SPC) for TVET was facilitated on December 19, 2019, at the premises of the Jordan Chamber of Industry. 

The key theme of the workshop was to review the SPC’s activities and lessons learned during the past period, discuss the general framework and bylaws of the SPC, and discuss the committee’s work plan for the coming year.

Workshop for Social Partnership & Sector Skills Councils. Amman (2.12.2019):

A workshop was conducted to highlight the role of Social Partners and the Social Partnership Committee in boosting skills development in Jordan and share the apprenticeship and dual studies as an example of social partnership for Skills Development in SSCs.

Components 1 and 6- Governance and Performance Management, Communication and Visibility.

4 Workshops were conducted on M&E and performance measurement:
  • Sub-Group M&E and performance measurement Workshop.  Amman, (15.07.2019)
  • Sub-Group M&E and performance measurement Workshop. Amman, (6.08.2019)
  • Validation session of M&E Manual. Amman (22.09.2019)
  • Workshop for the WG 1- M&E Focal Points on validation of the draft M&E Manual. Amman, (25.09.2019)

3 Training Workshops for Social Partnership:
  • 2 Days training workshop on social partnership for the promotion of TVET.  Irbid, ICC, (18-19.09.2019):
  • 2 Days training workshop on social partnership for the promotion of TVET.  Zarqa, ZCI, (8-9.10.2019):
  • 2 Days training workshop on social partnership for the promotion of TVET. Aqaba, (30-31.10.2019):

The following C2 main activities were conducted:
  • (18) of WG2 members together with a representative of ETVET secretariat trained and gained capacity on Spanish TVET system via a study visit organized for them in Spain.                  (16-26.06. 2019)
  • (54) TVET specialists capacitated and trained in Procurement Identification of Training Programmes Requirement of Technically Specified Equipment. (3Workshops) 
  • Training needs Assessment system was established for trainers, teachers, and supervisors (principals, directors and deans of TVET institutions, schools and community colleges 
  • (56) TVET professionals and representatives of practitioners trained and involved in managing the developed system on training needs assessment for TVET trainers/teachers and supervisors including principals and deans of TVET institutions, schools and community colleges. 
  • (21) trainers, teachers and supervisors capacitated and trained on: instructional planning, implementation and class management 15 IT specialists and senior instructor capacitated and trained on learning management System (managing the eLearning Platform Durba (20-24.10.2019).

Learning events for WG2 members and TVET practitioners (teachers, trainers, supervisors)
  • Study visit to Spain (Madrid and Barcelona) in the context of activity 1.2.5 (Activity 1.2.5): Organise at least 1 study visit to the EU or MENA to facilitate learning from the best practice in Curriculum development and teaching of teachers programmes. (16-29.06.2019).
  • 3 workshops on Procurement Identification of Training Programmes Requirement of Technically Specified Equipment (18-19/20-21/25-26/.08.2019).
  • 1 training course on: instructional planning, implementation and class management for trainers, teachers and supervisors (8-12.09.2019).
  • 10 couching sessions on the developed Training Needs Assessment system in the context of act.1.2.9 and 1.2.10. (17,24,27,28,29,30,31.10.2019) .
  • 1 training course on learning management System (managing the eLearning Platform Durba (20-24.10.2019).

Component 3: Quality Assurance and Accreditation
  • 2 Days’ Workshop on NQF-Jordan, The roles and purposes of NQF in relation to the Quality Assurance and Accreditation processes, NQF, Accreditation and QA. Amman, (8-9.07.2019).
  • Training workshop for VSSs on self-evaluation. Amman, (24.09.2019).
  • Training workshop for VSSs on self-evaluation. Irbid, (25.09.2019).
  • Training workshop for VSSs on self-evaluation. Amman, (15.10.2019).
  • Training workshop for VSSs on self-evaluation. Amman, (17.10.2019).
  • Training workshop for VSSs on self-evaluation. Aqaba, (21.10.2019).
  • 2 Days’ workshop on the development of an occupational profile and standard for production supervisor. Amman, (26-27.08.2019).
  • Workshop on the validation of an occupational profile and standard for production supervisor. Amman, (17.09.2019).
  • Workshop on validation of procedures for continuous assessment and validation/certification. Amman, (26.09.2019).
  • 5 Days’ workshop on capacity development in the process of qualification development and the development of examples for a TVET quality assurer. (Amman, 28-30.10/ 4-5.11.2019) .

Component 4: Inclusive access to employment and TVET services and LMIS
  • Workshop for NAF & MOL/Eos on completion of the testing phase- new customer journey. Amman, (2.09.2019).
  • Training for the staff of the key beneficiaries´ institutions involved in the LMI (TVET Providers) on statistics, methods for data analysing, data interpreting, use of statistical software, design of policy relevant indicators, assessing data sources, reporting and software projects management. Amman, (24.10.2019).

Components 1 and 6- Governance and Performance Management, Communication and Visibility.
Workshops of the WG1-6
  • M&E System and tools, The Conceptual Framework of the ETVET M&E system, specific indicators for ETVET stakeholders.  Amman, (12.12.2018).
  • The purpose of the reporting and role of the indicators, data compilation for the indicators, reporting on using Power B.  Dead Sea (8 -10 .04.2019) .
  • designing the report structure and generating a report, Finalizing the database / solving the unexpected obstacles, Reporting framework and the structure of M&E report.  Luminous Training Centre in Amman (17.04.2019).
  • The ILO National Dialogue on SSC 14-15.04.2019 .
  • Study visit to Morocco (19-29 April 2019).

Component 3: Quality Assurance and Accreditation
  • Best practices on QAMS in Secondary Vocational Schools.
  • QAMS for MoE Secondary Vocational Schools (Amman/Central Region) ) 10-11.2.2019).
  • Options for International Accreditation-(12 .2.2019).
  • QAMS for MoE Secondary Vocational Schools (Aqaba/South Region)- (13-14.2 2019).
  • Orientation on OS and Qualification Development – (13.2.19).
  • Half day consultative session with AQACHEI/NQF core group- (14.2.19).
  • SSCs and their role in qualification development-(28.2.19).
  • Half-day session with Chemicals and Cosmetics SSC – (03.3.19).
  • Half-day session with ICT SSC – (05.3.19).
  • NQF Implementation- International experiences – (14.3.19).
  • TOT for 23 Secondary Voc Schools on QA and Self-Assessment (18-19.3.19).
  • Orientation workshop on OS Development and Procedures-(21.4.19).
  • OS (1) Development jointly with Logistics SSC-(22-23 .4.19).
  • Review and Endorsement of Qualification Development-(24.4.19).
  • Registration of Qualifications on NQF-(05.5.19).

Component 4: Inclusive access to employment and TVET services and LMIS

December 2018 (from mid-month as part of the reporting period)

  • Workshop no.1
  • Internal Workshop no.2
  • Capacity building Workshop “Assist in studies measuring employment satisfaction and tracing employability of graduates of ETVET including the trained skills targeted by the programme”

February 2019

  • Workshop held in the Queen Rania Al Abdullah’s Park/Municipality of Greater Amman, East Amman titled “Working together towards establishment East Amman Women Creative Hub” (Act. 1.4.7) (10.2.2019).
  • Capacity Building workshop titled: “Working together towards Labour Market Services and PPP solutions in Jordan – ETVET sector” (Act. 1.4.7 linked to Act. 1.4.2, 1.4.3 & 1.4.4) held on (26-27.2.2019)- (Dead Sea).
  • SESIP Working Groups Annual Meeting workshop held on )19.2.19) .
  • Control work meeting with staff of MOL & Greater Amman Municipality on state of play for East Amman Women Hub establishment & 6-moonth action plan (act. 1.4.7) in the Queen Rania Garden Park (training centre of the Municipality) (24.2.2019).
  • Capacity building training was delivered – hands-on using computers in the VTC regional office of Amman (Marka). Training documentation and materials were delivered as the Project outputs “Training Key Beneficiaries– it’s part of the C4 documentation (archive). On (24.2.19).
  • Mentoring sessions were conducted during January and February 2019 with Ayman Al Wraikat, Ruba Alawneh and Enas Nasran – ETVET Secretariat, with main goal to be able to ensure the improved version of the “Annual Report of the E-TVET Council 2018” and the “Performance Evaluation Report of the Jordanian E-TVET Sector (2017)” – the sessions were conducted in compliance with the approved ToR for the NKEs engaged in the work under act. 1.4.8, 1.4.9 & 1.4.11.

April 2019

  • Workshop titled “Capacity building of NAF & MOL/EOs for Testing Phase (Tools for field testing – customer journey), Act. 1.4.2 & 1.4.3 (8.4.2019). 
  • Workshop “LMIS Dossier” with WG4 (working meeting) .
  • Workshop WG4 – Study visit under act. 1.4.5, at premises of the MoL. (11.4.2019).

May 2019

  • Simulation workshop for NAF local officers on the new graduation pathway (new NAF customer journey).

Components 1-5-6 Governance and Performance Management, Grant Scheme and Communication and Visibility.
  • 4 Meetings of the WG1.
  • Continuous capacity strengthening of the staff of the ETVET Secretariat dealing with C 1, 5 and 6 as well as of the 14 members of WG 1.
  • Private training suppliers: Luminous and Khawarizmi Technical Colleges.
  • Bilateral meetings with all members of the ETVET Council.
  • Bilateral meetings at all TVET development partners’ offices.
  • Attendance at the launching of the ETF’s Torino Process new analytical framework, in Turin, Italy.
  • Donor Coordination Strategy Mid Term Exchange. 
  • 4 workshops on Performance Measurement System .

Component 2 Curriculum Development (CD) and Training of Trainers (TOT)
  • Workshop on Modular Competency Based Technical and Vocational Education and Training for TVETS specialists including developing instructional material.
  • Workshop On: Training Needs Assessment (TNA) Workshop for TVET Professionals to enable TVET specialists (WG2 members) to develop Training Needs Assessment System for T VET professionals i.e. teachers, trainers and supervisors including principals of TVET institutions as a result a survey on TNA for TVET professionals was launched.
  • The workshop was repeated on Nov 14 for some WG2 members who did not manage to attend.

Component 4: Inclusive access to employment and TVET services and LMIS
  • Workshop (2nd work meeting) of the WG4 on 28.6.2018 on finalization of the organizational issues relating to the WG4, setting plan for action in line with the agreed content of the activities during the 1st meeting held on 10th May 2018 and information on activities implemented so far by the team. Setting two task forces: Task Force1 (LMIS/LMI) and Task Force2 (Inclusive access to ETVET). 
  • Workshop (work meeting) of TF1/WG4 (LMI/LMIS) on 12.7.2018.
  • Workshop (work meeting) of TF2 (Inclusive access to ETVET services) on 19.7.2018.
  • Workshop (3rd work meeting) of the WG4 on 30.7.2018.
  • Workshop (work meeting) of TF2/WG4 (Inclusive access to ETVET services) on 7.8.2018.
  • Workshop of TF1/WG4 (LMI/LMIS) on 8.8.2018.
  • Workshop on act. 1.4.6 (LMIS), WG4 (4th work meeting) on 15.10.2018.
  • Workshop on M&D on 17.10.2018, contribution from WG4, expert on M&D, act. 1.4.8 and 1.4.9 – Recommendations for Reporting on the Progress in the E-TVET Sector.
  • Workshop on act. 1.4.1 WG4 (5th work meeting) on 18.10.2018.
  • Workshop on 21.10.2018, act. 1.4.7 – PPP – East Amman Women Creative Hub (Municipality of Greater Amman, MoL-2 directorates, VTC, GIZ and TA EU SESIP): business model setting, potential partners and next steps.
  • Evaluation workshop on annual Job fair implementation and PPP operation for the JF on 7.11.2018: deliverables, results, challenges and possible follow up in 2019.
  • Workshop on act. 1.4.6 (LMIS) WG4 (6th work meeting) on 19.11.2018.

Documents and Reports