UNESCO Iraq, working in partnership with government and the private sector, is implementing a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) reform project funded by the European Union.This project is part of a financing agreement, signed with the Iraqi government in 2014, for the TVET and Labour Market.
TVET is particularly concerned with assisting people acquire knowledge and skills for the world of work. Like other components of the education system, TVET focuses on meeting the needs of learner, but its focus on the world of work means that it is also focused on meeting the needs of employers - ensuring the current and future workforce is skilled, productive and ready for work.
The TVET Reform Project aims to improve the relevance of the TVET system in Iraq to equip all youth and adults with the skills required for employment, entrepreneurship and lifelong learning. Additionally the project contributes to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in particular Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4.3 and 4.4.
The TVET Reform Project is working on four objectives:
- Revised TVET governance model operationalized and quality system improved
- A demand-driven TVET supported by comprehensive understanding of labour market needs
- Better transition to work for TVET graduates & work opportunities for vulnerable groups
- Improved capacities of TVET stakeholders