Applying the G20 Training Strategy in Jordan (Phase 2)
Jordan develops Occupational Standards for the Chemicals and Cosmetics Industry
The International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) “Applying the G20 Training Strategy Project”: A Partnership of the ILO and the Russian Federation” funded by the Russian Federation, and the “Technical Assistance to the Skills for Employment and Social Inclusion Programme for Jordan” (TA SESIP) funded by the European Union (EU), facilitated an industry led qualification development process under the Sector Skills Council for the Chemicals’ and Cosmetics’ Sector through a workshop held on 26 and 27 August 2019 at the Grand Hayat Hotel in Amman.
The 2-day workshop is one of the first steps towards developing a demand driven qualification within the Chemicals and Cosmetics Sector, led by the experts from industry and coordinated by the Directorate of Technical and Vocational Skill Development Commission (TVSDC). Mr Sayel Al Hadid, TVSDC said, “this workshop initiated many more joint activities with various stakeholders, particularly industry representatives to ensure that they lead the qualification development and validation processes’’.
“We are very pleased to work in partnership with the Chemicals and Cosmetics Sector Skill Council and ILO to develop a demand driven qualification for the sector, which will be owned and quality assured by the industry experts. Further support will be provided to develop curriculum and teacher training as required to ensure that the new qualification will be leading to full employment of the graduates,” said Mr George Kolath, Senior Expert on Quality Assurance, EU SESIP Project.
“Our partnerships with the Russian Federation, GIZ and the EU are of crucial importance when it comes to TVET, and our agencies look forward to increasing this collaboration towards truly integrated interventions at sector level, in order to promote coherent TVET governance models.” Said Patrick Daru, ILO Senior Skills and Employability Specialist.
Our partnerships with the Russian Federation, GIZ and the EU are of crucial importance when it comes to TVET, and our agencies look forward to increasing this collaboration towards truly integrated interventions at sector level, in order to promote coherent TVET governance models."Patrick Daru, ILO Senior Skills and Employability Specialist
The ‘Applying the G20 Training Strategy: A Partnership of the ILO and the Russian Federation’ covers a number of countries, including Jordan. It contributes to meeting the Russian government’s commitment to the G20 Development Working Group on HRD, aims to strengthen further the skills and employability development systems and to address the priorities identified in consultation with the key stakeholders in each of the project countries. The project’s major strategy is developing the capacity of policy makers, staff of relevant ministries and technical agencies in the areas relevant to the above project outcomes. For Jordan, these outcomes are closely linked to the objectives of the National Strategy for Human Resource Development (NSHRD 2015-2025), particularly in the area of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
The TA SESIP is an EU-funded project with an objective to provide capacity development support, and technical assistance, trainings for strengthening social dialogue, and advisory. The before mentioned is for E-TVET line ministries and their related institutions, civil society organisations, and social partners in the areas of governance, capacity building, quality assurance, curricula development and training of trainers, and employability and labour market management. In addition to intermediation and information systems, social inclusion for disadvantaged groups, involvement of business associations and civil societies in the E-TVET reform. Also, TA SESIP provides monitoring and evaluation of the E-TVET strategy, and its action plans included within E-TVET strategy (2014-2020), national employment strategy 2011-2020, and the national strategy for human resources development 2016-2025 with a focus on actions referenced in the financing agreement between the government of Jordan and the European Union. SESIP project is part of a €52 million European Union budget support programme to Jordan.