LED intends to complement the efforts of other actors engaged in VET with an intervention strategy that yields tangible results at different levels:

On the macro level: CONSEPT develops curricula for selected occupations. These curricula are complemented by meaningful assessment procedures. Up-to-date curricula and assessments are the base for a more relevant training.

On the meso level: CONSEPT further strengthens the Center for Continuing Training of the Technical University Moldova and helps the country to get a high quality training structure for the continuing training for the VET system.

On the school level: CONSEPT supports up to 22 VET schools in implementing high quality training according to the new curricula. Reforms on policy level and introduction of more relevant curricula make only sense, if the schools can live up to the new standards. The project helps a considerable number of schools to do this.

With these interventions CONSEPT aims to have a systemic effect on the vocational training in Moldova.

CONSEPT is funded by three foundations in Liechtenstein:
  • Liechtenstein Development Service (LED)
  • Medicor Foundation
  • Hilti Foundation.
Country Republic of Moldova
Cooperation Partners Ministry of Education (ME); Technical University of Moldova (UTM); Pro Didactica; Child Rights Information Center
Project outcome The vocational training for cook, pastry cook, electrician, tailors, welders, plasterers as well as specialists for heating and ventilation in Moldova is more professional and more efficient.
Project outputs
  1. Moldova has a strong institutionalized support structure for re-training the teaching staff of the VET-system (and other teachers).
  2. The management of the partner schools is strengthened.
  3. The teaching staff for the selected specialties is trained.
  4. The workshops for the selected specialties are equipped to implement the curricula properly.
  5. The training content for the selected occupations correspond to the labor market needs.
  6. Learning materials and assessments to implement the curricula are developed.
Duration 01.01.2008 – 30.06.2018
Project budget 5’086’719 €