Strengthening skills development to promote access and employability – focus on young women and men
Skills development is an essential prerequisite for youth employment and sustainable development. Moreover, skills are important to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Yet limited access to high-quality education and relevant training present major obstacles for skills development and school-to-work transition, often contributing to the complex phenomenon of skills mismatches. Equally, skills policies and programmes that do not consider the needs of rural economies and disadvantaged groups, or recognize the skills of individuals acquired through non-formal and informal means present barriers to sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
This project is designed to help governments and social partners overcome particular challenges to their skills development systems by developing their capacity in: work integrated learning, apprenticeships, skills recognition and training for rural economic empowerment. It operates in Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia and is supported by the Government of Norway.