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Skilling the Youth

Thematic Priorities: Skills anticipation | Work-based Learning | Digital skills mainstreaming | Entrepreneurship skills
YEM Countries: Algeria | Israel | Jordan | Lebanon | Libya | Morocco | Palestine | Tunisia
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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

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

A Comparative and Logitudnal 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

16 October 2019
YEM Regional Workshop on Work-Based Learning 2019
Stakeholders representing industry, policy and training institutions from across six YEM Partner countries participated at the Regional Workshop on Work-Based Learning in Rabat. A Regional Report on WBL was also launched at this workshop, which provides a set of general findings and guidelines about how to advance the provision of WBL experiences for the youth in the YEM Countries and the broader Arab States.
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26 June 2018
Focus on work-based learning to foster youth employment in Arab region
This June 2018 workshop examined and discussed the status of work-based learning programmes for young people in the Arab region, and UNESCO shared and discussed the preliminary findings of a new comparative synthesis study that draws upon country studies from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, and Tunisia.
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page date 2019-09-30

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