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Project Outputs

1. Expand Provision of Inclusive Market-Oriented Training Opportunities

Output 1 will provide 45,000 additional places in basic-level occupational skills over the project period. The training places will be targeted for unemployed or under-employed people, at least 40% of whom will be women and at least 30% of whom will be from disadvantaged groups. Output 1 will be effected by:   
(i)  conducting awareness  and mobilization campaigns for potential trainees;
(ii)  engaging private training providers,  and some public providers, to deliver the training and provide employment placement services to its trainees; 
(iii)  using a results-based payment methodology whereby full payment is released  only upon verification of employment outcomes; and 
(iv)  monitoring and evaluating the performance of outcomes against key indicators.  

2. Improved Quality and Relevence of TVET Provision
Output 2 will  improve  the quality and relevance of  technical and vocational education and training (TVET)  through  transforming 10 public providers into more efficient, better managed, updated model institutes with close links to local community and employers. It will do this by: 
(i)  implementing  a comprehensive, tailored, quality improvement program (QIP) in 10 selected public training institutions;
(ii)  developing 25 new or updated fee-paying mid-level training programs in demanded occupations to be delivered in the 10 model institutes, which will receive refurbishment and equipment necessary to support quality training; and
(iii)  providing in-service  training for 300 TVET professionals in TVET management, occupational skills, instructional skills and curriculum development.  

3. Policy, Institutuional and Operational Reforms
Output 3 will contribute to more effective management of the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) sub-sector by: 
(i)  ensuring TVET sector roadmap and sector results framework are updated and in line with national development priorities; 
(ii)  establishing a TVET  Sector Development  Unit  (TSDU)  within the  Ministry of Education (MOE) as the lead policy coordination body for this sub-sector 
(iii)  preparing institutional framework, procedures and detailed terms of reference of a TVET Fund which will set investment priorities in TVET sector and allocate TVET funds (initially budget allocated by the government); and
(iv)  facilitating  Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT)  to restructure in line with emerging demands and services.  

4. Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation
Output 4 will provide the support necessary to enable effective project management of the Skills Development Project (SDP) over the entire project period as well as ensure robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of results. This will be achieved by: 
(i)  implementing project management arrangements such as a  Project Steering Committee,  TVET Sector Development Unit (TSDU)  and Project Implementation Unit (PIU);
(ii)  operating a M&E system including placement of M&E officers in each region; and
(iii)  supporting adherence and implementation of sound fiduciary and financial management systems.