Aligning Education with Labour Market Needs

This project will support the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) of Kosovo* in reforming the education system to link education with labour market needs, and to reflect the European Framework of Key Competences. The project will contribute to further increase the alignment of education with the needs of the labour market in Kosovo*. In order to achieve this, the project will support and advance quality improvements to education programmes relevant to the labour market. Key to the approach chosen is the involvement of the private sector and its perspective wherever possible, e.g. in needs assessment, the definition of occupational profiles, standards, qualifications and curricula definition in training infrastructure provision, in training delivery (more practical training, in assessment and certification) etc.

The ALLED project strengthens the quality and relevance of education programmes and the link between education and the labour market as a precondition for employability and economic development. It seeks to advance cooperation and dialogue between education institutions and social partners. The project is targeted at reaching three main results:

  1. Strengthen the link between Higher Education and labour market needs through the development, modernisation and quality reform of higher education (HE) programmes to meet labour market needs (project component 1);
  2. Ensure that the NQF is successfully implemented with validated qualifications offered by accredited institutions at Levels 2-5 of the framework (project component 2);
  3. Improve the quality of practical and applied teaching and learning in vocational education and training (VET) schools/institutions in core occupational sectors relevant to labour market needs (project component 3).

The means to achieve the targeted aims are mainly the joint development of knowledge, know-how and capacities (for adapting occupational standards and curricula and for modernising actual teaching) and the Improvement of Infrastructure for practice oriented training and learning (mainly through the provision of equipment to selected VET schools).

Source: ALLED

Project type
  • Other
Geographical focus
  • Kosovo*
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General
February 2015 - September 2017

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on November 2, 2016
Modified on November 2, 2016