TIRANA, December 11
A new vocational school is expected to open in Patos, Fier (southern Albania). The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) announced that it will support an Albanian company, which operates in the metal manufacturing sector, to establish its own school. The vocational education and training school will offer welding qualifications, work-based learning and employment opportunities to young people living in Patos and the surrounding area.
EBRD opened a request for proposals for a consulting company that will enable the new training academy to begin operations and sustain itself into the future by providing the following services:
Develop the necessary training and learning materials to be delivered via the new welding academy (in line with international best practices).
Train an initial cohort of trainers and organize and observe the debut year of training program delivery.
Develop a local outreach plan to attract young women and men into the program.
The assignment cost estimate is up to Euro 75,000, exclusive of VAT, and the contract will be financed by Japan-EBRD Technical Cooperation Funds. For more details on the consultant, requirements click HERE.
Based on a survey conducted by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the Albanian Institute of Statistics (INSTAT), the most-in-demand jobs are call center operators, tailors and other specialists in the apparel and footwear industry, waiters and counter jobs, mining and construction specialists, drivers, sanitation works, etc. While the market requires more and more workers with no specific qualifications and skills, almost 60 percent of students in Albanian university choose career paths such as justice, economics, arts, and social sciences.
Therefore, a vocational and training center is expected to impact on the ability of young people to find secure employment without being forced to leave their local communities.
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News Source: EBRD
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