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UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 1995
National Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Qualifications (NAVETQ) is a public, budgetary legal entity under the responsibility of the Ministry responsible for Vocational Education and Training, currently Ministry of Finance and Economy. NAVETQ is responsible for developing the system of vocational qualifications based on the labor market needs and in line with Albanian Qualifications Framework. NAVETQ is in charge to develop National List of Occupations based in ISCO 2008, to provide the market needs assessment for qualifications, develop occupation and qualification standards, develop national curricula (for long term and short term training courses, teaching materials, assessment instruments, etc., develop continuing professional development of teaching staff in the VET system, develop mechanism for inclusion of lifelong qualifications in AQF levels, accreditation of VET providers and assessment centers for recognition of prior learning nor levels 2-5 of the AQF, coordinating the activity of the Sectoral Committees, and monitoring and supporting VET providers in the implementation of the self-assessment process.
NAVETQ's mission is to provide a unified system of nationally recognized vocational qualifications based on the Albanian Qualifications Framework (AQF), as well as to ensure the quality of VET.
The purpose of AKAFPK is to provide strong impetus and support to the development of VET in Albania, in line with European standards. In pursuit of its purpose, the Agency aims to achieve (i) the development of VET in relation to labor market needs and the country's socio-economic development; (ii) ensuring social partnership at all levels and at all stages of planning, developing and implementing VET programs; (iii) integrating education, training and work into the perspective of lifelong learning; (iv) the development of the European dimension of VET, ensuring transparency of qualifications and alignment of competences with the European single market.
Currently, NAVETQ's functions include as following: (i) compile and revise the National List of Professions, in cooperation with the Institute of Statistics, representatives of economic sectors, etc; (ii) draft and review the National Catalogue of Vocational Qualifications for levels 2-5 of the AQF; (iii) draft and revise occupational standards, qualification standards in terms of learning outcomes and qualification assessment standards professional for AQF levels 2-5; (iv) consult with interested parties on the development, implementation and review of procedures for inclusion of qualifications in the AQF and propose changes to the criteria and procedures for quality assurance of vocational qualifications that are included in the AQF; (v) follow the procedures for the validation of the quality of qualifications, part of the AQF, in cooperation with sectorial committees; (vi) develops and revises national curricula for vocational qualifications of AQF levels 2-5, as well develop and revise programs of unified public vocational training courses; (vii) monitor the implementation of standards and programs (curricula) nationals from public VET providers; (viii) determines the evaluation and certification criteria for students and trainees in the VET system; (ix) develop supporting teaching materials for VET providers, the orientation programs of the final exams for each vocational qualification of AQF levels 2-5, and of Vocational State Matura exams; (x) accredit VET providers for vocational qualifications at levels 2-5 of the AQF as well as assessment centers for the application of recognition procedures for prior non-formal and informal learning; (xi) develops national programs, administer and monitor procedures for the continuing training and attestation of VET teachers and professional culture instructors; (xii) provides methodologically support VET provider development units; (xiii) implements national and international projects for the implementation of priorities in the field of VET, and administratively supports the tripartite bodies involved in the development of VET, in accordance with the mandate and functions of the institution.
|Sharing knowledge about TVET||Primary focus|
|Developing knowledge||Primary focus|
|Developing and building capacities||Secondary focus|
|Policy makers||Primary focus|
|Private sector||Primary focus|
|Greening of TVET institutions and skills||Interested to contribute|
|Migration||Interested to learn|
|OER and Online Learning||Interested to learn|
|Equity of access in TVET||Interested to learn|
|Gender equality in TVET||Interested to learn|
|Fostering entrepreneurship||Interested to contribute|
|Industry 4.0 / Smart production||Interested to learn|
|Capacity development projects||Highly interested|
|Policy oriented projects||Highly interested|
|Knowledge development||Highly interested|
|Workshops and conferences||Highly interested|
|Within my cluster||Highly interested|
|With Africa||Moderately interested|
|With the Arab States||Moderately interested|
|With Asia and the Pacific||Moderately interested|
|With Europe, CIS and North America||Highly interested|
|With Latin America and the Caribbean||Moderately interested|