ILO and Russian Federation discuss second phase of the project “Applying the G20 Training Strategy”

ILO officials and senior representatives of the Ministries of Education and Science, Finance, Labour and Social Protection, Foreign Affairs, Employers and Workers’ organizations and other key stakeholders involved in Skills Development met in Moscow to discuss the second phase of the Project, which represents a continued response of the Russian Federation and the ILO to support the application of the G20 Training Strategy.

Press release | 06 July 2017
Over the course of the project, over 1,460 people are expected to participate in around 75 training initiatives, pilots and knowledge-sharing events.
Moscow, Russia (ILO News) – The project represents a sustained commitment of the Government of the Russian Federation to strengthen regional and global efforts on Skills Development to support productivity, competitiveness and growth. It is aimed at strengthening national Skills Development systems, policies and strategies so that to improve employability of both women and men in the six countries: Armenia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Viet Nam and five Regions of the Russian Federation.

The meeting that was held in Moscow on 30 June, 2017, was co-chaired by Pavel Zenkovich, Deputy Minister of Education and Science and Anna Valkova, Deputy Director, International Financial Cooperation Department, Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation. Lyubov Eltsova, Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Protection attended the meeting.

The project was developed in close collaboration with key stakeholders in all countries-beneficiaries, with the following objectives:

• To increase capacity of governments and stakeholders to review, reform and implement national training policies, systems, and strategies in line with identified priorities;

• To strengthen skills training systems in economic sectors through development of capacity for producing and applying occupational standards, qualifications, programs of competency-based training, and assessment instruments;

• To upgrade and apply the methodology of Skills Technology Foresight and the TVET institution manager training program in five regions and selected sectors of the Russian Federation, and in selected countries-beneficiaries, by Moscow School of Management, Skolkovo (SKOLKOVO) with participation of Russian industry and TVET experts.

In the course of the 3-year project, over 1,460 individuals are expected to participate in at least 75 training initiatives, pilots and knowledge-sharing events with at least 30 per cent female participation. Promotion of gender equity was acknowledged as an essential strategy element of all aspects of the Project.

The major focus of the Project is not on producing ready-made training products for countries-beneficiaries but rather on developing their national, regional, and sectoral capabilities to analyse and improve existing Skills Development systems.

“We are grateful to the Government the Russian Federation for enabling the Project to continue strengthening national Skills Development systems, policies and strategies in targeted countries. The ILO is committed to support these activities together with the respective ILO field Offices concerned and Decent Work Country Teams,” said Girma Agune, Chief of the ILO’s Skills and Employability Branch.

The meeting approved the Project Document of the 2nd Phase of the project which allows the immediate launch of its planned operations.