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Vocational Training and Employment

Promoting vocational training and employment as a global challenge 

Securing sustainable living conditions for the rapidly growing world population is probably the greatest challenge of our time. Due to a lack of participation in social and economic progress, millions of people worldwide are still at risk of poverty. This forms the breeding ground for violent conflicts and is also the driving force behind the massive migration movements with which the present is confronted.

The promotion of vocational training is of particular importance in this context. Above all, it opens up personal development prospects for young people, an opportunity for employment and prosperity – provided that economic growth generates sufficient demand for qualified skilled workers.

Commitments by the international donor community to promote vocational education and training have multiplied in recent years. As the world's largest donor in the field of vocational education and training, Germany occupies an outstanding position. Many partner countries are also showing great interest in the German dual vocational training system. The close cooperation between the state and industry that is anchored in this system often serves as a model for reforming the vocational training systems of our partner countries.

Our range of services 

PLANCO's services in the field of vocational training and employment cover both conceptual design and implementation of projects in technical and financial development cooperation. In addition, we develop sectoral guidelines and concepts for political decision-makers.

Our work concentrates on the following key areas:

Policy Advice

  • Support the Federal German Government in the development policy guidelines in the vocational training and employment sector

  • Advising KfW and GIZ on the development of sector-related concept papers and guidelines for project design

  • Advising partner governments on national vocational training strategies, legislative initiatives and institutional reforms

  • Advising partner governments on the development and establishment of sustainable financing systems for vocational education and training

Sectoral Analyses, Concepts and Consultancy

  • Labour market analysis and company surveys

  • Analysis of vocational training systems

  • Cost-benefit analyses of alternative education and training approaches

  • Analysis of the cost structure of TVET providers and training programs

  • Criteria-based evaluation of TVET providers

  • Preparation of business and financial plans for vocational training institutions

  • Concepts for the sustainable financing of vocational training offers

  • Development of professional standards, curricula, teaching and learning materials 

  • Management consultancy for vocational training institutions

  • Concepts for strengthening the role of business in vocational education and training

Project Development and Project Design

  • Pre-assessment and rating of alternative project approaches

  • Feasibility studies for complex investment and advisory projects

  • Project design studies for new development projects

  • Investment planning for vocational training institutions 

  • Development of needs-based workshop concepts for vocational training institutions

  • Construction and equipment planning

  • Cost and budget planning

  • Development of demand-oriented concepts for human resource and capacity development

  • Design of reform processes in vocational education and training systems

Project Implementation

  • Implementation of complex investment measures for the development of vocational training institutions

  • Planning and supervision of construction works

  • Procurement of technical equipment 

  • Tender and contract management

  • Management consultancy for vocational training institutions

  • Implementation of further training programmes for TVET management and teachers 

  • Design and implementation of financing instruments | fund management


References Vocational Training and Employment.

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