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Promotion of vocational training in Benin - Piloting cooperative training programmes in the agriculture and renewable energy sectors
Description and objectives
The institutional framework for providing formal vocational training oriented to the needs of the economy in Benin is weak. The mandates of the relevant ministries are unclear and the private sector is only marginally involved in the development of VET. As a result, Benin's VET system is not yet able, either qualitatively or quantitatively, to provide skilled workers who meet the skill needs of the economy.
The project ""Promotion of Vocational Training in Benin"" was commissioned by the BMZ to promote the implementation of vocational training reform, the establishment of systematic cooperative relationships between the state and the private sector, and the piloting of cooperative training approaches in agriculture and the renewable energy sector. The measures in the module support practical vocational training that meets the needs of the Beninese economy.
The objective of this assignment is to pilot cooperative training offers in the selected sectors. In accordance with the wishes of the partners and in coordination with the other donors, the pilots will initially be implemented in the north of Benin in Atacora and in the southern regions of Ouémé, Atlantique, Mono and Littoral. The project will therefore have a project office in Cotonou and Natitingou.
The success of the implementation of these measures is measured on the one hand by the number of cooperative training courses introduced themselves and on the other hand by the number of people who have completed a cooperative training programme. Another indicator is the number of cooperation agreements concluded between VET institutions and local economic actors, as well as the satisfaction of economic actors with the skills of trainees in the new training programmes. The mandate includes the following key content éléments:
- Carrying out needs analyses in the selected intervention regions on the skills needs of the economy in the agriculture and renewable energy sectors.
- Development and coordination of occupational standards with representatives of the private sector and the vocational training system for the selected professions.
- Development and implementation of cooperative training programmes (curricula).
- Training and monitoring of teachers who teach according to the newly developed training programmes.
- Identification and motivation of local economic actors to participate in the cooperative training programmes.
- Continuous contribution to impact-oriented project monitoring.
2021 - 2024