In December 2022, DVV International Uzbekistan launched the new project "Expanding Educational Offers and Improving their Quality in VET Institutions and The Advanced Training System in The Textile Sector". This project is a component of the "Support to the Process of Reforming and Modernizing the System of Vocational Education in Uzbekistan" programme, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
In partnership with the Institute of Pedagogical Innovations, project activities will be implemented in 4 locations: Almazar District College of Light Industry in Tashkent, Karshi College of Light Industry in Koratepa village in Kashkadariya region, Bogot Vocational School in Khorezm region Besharik village, and Khodjayli District Vocational School in the Republic of Karakalpakstan.
The project pursues the following goals:
- improving the quality assurance system in pilot VET institutions;
- expanding and improving educational offers in VET institutions and the advanced training system in the textile sector through capacity development and the introduction of new training programs;
- promoting and raising awareness about principles of the green textile economy, gender equity, and life skills in the textile industry and its VET system;
- supporting VET Institutions to expand partnerships and sustainable links between social partners.
International and local experts will jointly develop four curricula and training programmes on green textile, gender-sensitive learning, adult education, and quality assurance in VET Institutions, train VET specialists, and thus contribute to expanding educational services and their quality in the textile VET institutions. VET students will be able to participate in discussion clubs, contests, conferences, and workshops on green economy and gender equity.
Moreover, trained VET specialists will develop short-term vocational and entrepreneurship courses for unemployed people to increase their chances in finding a workplace and generating income.
To ensure the project visibility and raise awareness within the VET system as well as among the public, staff of the VET institutions will be trained in applying the latest PR methods, developing PR strategies, and conducting public advocacy campaigns on green topics and gender questions. Altogether, the project aims to contribute to the successful implementation of the ongoing reforms in the TVET system in Uzbekistan.