The European Union (EU)-funded project “Support the implementation of the TVSDC Action Plan with focus on blended training and eLearning and Teaching services (BTEL)” and implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) celebrated on Thursday its accomplishments in its closing event.
The event featured an eLearning and Blended Training (EB) Future Market, were training providers shared their collaboration with the project. The visitors were allowed to take part in a virtual class and experience the eContents developed for each course. The event gave space to five training providers to exhibit their work, including the Ministry of Education, National Employment and Training, UNRWA, New Care Academy, and Russaifah Vocational and Training Centre. The event was hosted under the patronage of H.E. EU Ambassador Maria Hadjitheodosiou, The TVSDC CEO Dr Raghda Faouri, and (GIZ) Country Director Ms Elisabeth Girrbach.
The project has supported the Technical and Vocational Skills Development Commission (TVSDC) as the body responsible for improving coordination, synergy and policy coherence (governance) among national public and private Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions and international partners. It aims to enhance the efficiency, cost-effectiveness and impact of resources invested to ensure the continuity of learning and teaching through e-Learning and promoting the systematic adoption of blended training in the TVET sector in Jordan.
On this occasion, H.E. Maria Hadjitheodosiou stressed on the importance of supporting TVET projects like BTEL: “TVET is an important sector for the EU as it increases the employability of young people, contributes to better job-matching and fosters economic growth”. And Dr. Raghda confirmed the commitment of the TVSDC to build on the efforts of the project, “We will ensure the sustainability of the platform and the eLab by stabilising the TADREEBAK Team and budgeting all costs of platform, eLab and TADREEBAK Team for the future.” Furthermore, Ms Girrbach says: “Today we are celebrating the successful implementation of this project and I want to express my gratitude for the progress and the results that have been achieved with the Jordanian and international partners.”
The project’s support focuses on strengthening the capacity of the TVSDC to create a blended training system (concept and features) that the vocational training sector can make use of, as well as advanced eLearning technology consisting of the TADREEBAK platform and the eLab to produce e-contents Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR), a Learning Management Systems for TVET providers. The project has so far trained 219 trainers and teachers on e-learning methodology and produced more than 50 hours of AR/VR and eContents that has been integrated into the TADREEBAK.gov.jo platform since the opening of the eLab in May 2022.