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In Benin and Morocco, the dual system of vocational training already exists. In Côte d’Ivoire, only pilot training centers offer dual type vocational training. The problem in the partner countries as well as in many other countries is that the offer of the professional training centers is not aligned with the demand for technical and professional education of the businesses. The adaptation of supply and demand promises a better employability of the trained people and therefore it increases the competitiveness of local businesses. The project will use the practice of dual vocational training system as it exists in Germany. The cornerstone of the dual system of vocational training is represented by the business associations which play the key role between enterprises and vocational training centers.
The professional education systems in the partner countries are facing multiple challenges. The exchange of good practices and lessons learnt between Morocco, Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Brazil, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala will promote improvements in the professional education systems.

Objectives of the project
The general objective is that technical and vocational education and training (TVET) improves the qualification and therefore the employability of human resources as well as the competitiveness of enterprises.
The specific objective is that the alignment of the offer of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) with the demand as well as the dissemination of interregional comparative analyses (benchmarking) contribute to the reinforcement of TVET systems in the target countries.

The expected results are the following:

  1. Development und reinforcement of capacities of TVET institutions in cooperation with chambers of skilled crafts in order to gear the offer of TVET to the demand through apprenticeship in the dual form
  2. Increasing the weight of enterprises and other stakeholders as interlocutors of the State in the organization and management of the TVET system
  3. Introduction of services aiming at improving the employability of trained people
  4. Promotion of peer learning through the dissemination of best practices and the cooperation among national, regional and interregional stakeholders

The Activities of the project


Duration of the project: 42 months
Target Countries : Morocco, Côte d’Ivoire, Benin
Associated Countries: Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras