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YEM Project in Palestine

Skills Forecasting & Assessment

  • Conduct a second skills projection exercise in collaboration with data providers;
  • Update the existing labour market information system (LMIS) at the Ministry of Labour, ensuring the quality of the data collected and facilitating the use of this data by relevant government entities for education and training policymaking;
  • Establish a management system for tools and mechanisms of labour market analysis under the umbrella of the TVET Development Centre;
  • Ensure the engagement of the private sector, such as the Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Employers in the new TVET governance system;
  • Develop methodology and pilot tracer studies;
  • Conduct tracer studies for the graduates of key TVET institutions in Palestine.

Digital Skills Development

  • Integrate relevant digital skills in the TVET programmes.

Work-based Learning

  • Promote TVET as a quality and attractive education option, especially for young women;
  • Institutionalise work-based learning (WBL) schemes in training programmes offered by the Ministry of Labour;
  • Support the TVET Development Centre to develop and implement a holistic national TVET policy and strategy in order to address the challenges of access, quality and relevance of the TVET sector in Palestine.

Regional Platform for Cooperation

  • Use the YEM Regional Knowledge Platform to promote regional cooperation on skills assessment, forecasting, anticipation and entrepreneurship, work-based learning as well as digital skills within TVET;
  • Build upon strengthened TVET structures and other outcomes of the GEMM project.

Project Resources

Skills in the Tourism sector in Palestine: Overview of the challenges and needs after COVID-19

Workshop Report
This report gives a brief synopsis of the key discussions at the webinar. This webinar explored the value chain of tourism sector, occupations, jobs and skills needed, shed the light on some future plans, and on previous initiatives as well as consid ...

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Reviewing Work-Based Learning Programmes for Young People in the Arab Region

A Comparative and Longitudinal Analysis
This report is based on eight country case studies and seeks to inform policymakers and practitioners in the Arab States, including private sector and civil society about how to design and manage effective work-based learning programmes targeting you ...

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Reviewing Work-Based Learning Programmes for Young People in Palestine

WBL Study
This report, a UNESCO initiative, under Youth Employment in the Mediterranean (YEM) Project funded by EU, examines Work-Based Learning programmes for young people in Palestine. The information collected and research conducted follows the methodology ...

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Project Partners in Palestine

News and Events

30 June 2020
Just Published: An Analytical Review of Existing Tools and Mechanisms of LMIS for Education and Training in Palestine
This report contains an analytical review based on information gleaned from existing publicly available data, and in-depth consultations with TVET stakeholders in Palestine. It presents the recommendations and possible options for the ministries, private sector organizations and other important stakholders in Palestine, to improve and expand the use of Labour Market Information Systems.
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