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YEM Project in Libya

Skills Forecasting & Assessment

  • Enhance understanding of labour market needs by improving coordination under the National Board for Technical and Vocational Education (NBTVE) to support the private sector;
  • Conduct focus groups including interviews and questionnaires with relevant stakeholders to review skills needs and assessment tools;
  • Develop capacities of priority sectors’ representatives through the creation of committees that will carry out prospective scenarios based on inputs from organizations with international experiences and the International Labor Organization skills anticipation guide;
  • Document results of implemented approach and combine with data from other approaches;
  • Create user-friendly guides for stakeholders to use to enhance the effectiveness of TVET programs.
  • Set up “Gateway to TVET in Libya”, an online platform that will help address the lack of information available on employment trends, jobs and TVET opportunities in Libya while keeping in mind the gender equality perspective.
  • Use results from Component 1 of the YEM project to enrich “Gateway to TVET in Libya.”

Digital Skills Development

  • Develop a Training Package to address entrepreneurship and digital skills as drivers for youth employability with existing partners and funders.
  • Implement the Training Package with selected TVET teachers in partnership with the Tunisian CENAFFIF.

Work-based Learning

  • Promote TVET as a quality and attractive education option, especially for young women;
  • Reform the traditional apprenticeship system using guidelines on work-based learning.

Regional Platform for Cooperation

  • Actively participate in regional activities involving development of guidelines on work-based learning, entrepreneurship and digital skills.
  • Organize peer-learning activities with Tunisia during the implementation of Components 1 and 2.
  • Link existing national online platform to the regional and international discussion through the YEM platform to facilitate exchange of resources and experiences.
  • Explore opportunities to develop additional partnerships with TVET projects being implemented by the European Union.


Project Partners in Libya

News and Events

6 December 2018
UNESCO launches the project Supporting Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) for Libya
From 27 to 28 November 2018 in Tunis, UNESCO held an inception meeting for the project Supporting Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) for Libya, which is one of the beneficiary countries of the project.
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