PROJECT WAS RUNNING IN VARIOUS COUNTRIESKyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan
Youth unemployment constitutes a big problem in the Central Asian partner countries and will be likely to pose increasing economic, social and political challenges in the future. There is a high demand for qualifying young people and providing them with educational offers, which meet labour market requirements. The food processing sector plays a vital role for sustainable economic growth and employment in all Central Asian states. However, the shortage of qualified workers puts a substantial constraint on development prospects for the sector.
In this context, the project “TVET and Higher Education for the Food Industry” aims to improve the normative and institutional foundations of employment-oriented professional education in Central Asia, particularly in the food processing sector. Relevant actors from politics, industry and the education sector are supported to jointly work on the existing national regulatory frameworks for vocational training in the food processing sector.
ICON-INSTITUT is supporting National Working Groups to establish the foundations for labour market-relevant educational programmes at the levels of vocational and higher education in close cooperation with employers. Further, ICON-INSTITUT supports the development and implementation of a dual TVET programme “Food Technician” and a cooperative bachelor’s degree programme “Logistics”.