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 new occupational standards and curricula for selected occupations. In case there are already valuable draft OS and curricula, CONSEPT will take them as basis and try to bring them to official recognition. Up-to- date OS and curricula 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. Additionally, the project helps the center to become a general center of competence on VET.

On the school level: CONSEPT supports up to 14 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 number of schools to do this. With these interventions CONSEPT aims to have a systemic effect on the vocational training in Moldova.

CONSEPT Partner schools:
               Phase I              Phase II
Vocational School Cupcini no 1  Vocational School Ungheni
Vocational School Floresti          Vocational School Stefan Voda
Vocational School Marculesti     Vocational School Hincesti
Trade School no 17, Glodeni       Vocational School Causeni
Vocational School Cahul no 1     Vocational School Balti no 2
Vocational School Cahul no 2     Vocational School Balti no 3
Vocational Lyceum no 2, Chisinau Vocational School Balti no 4
Construction College, Chisinau   Vocational School Soroca
  Vocational School Criuleni
  Vocational School no 2, Chisinau
  Vocational School no 7, Chisinau
  Vocational School no 8, Chisinau
  Vocational School no 9, Chisinau
  Vocational School Rîșcani
  Trade School no 4, Bubuieci
Trainings offer TUM/CCE
Country Republic of Moldova
Cooperation Partners Ministry of Education; Technical University of Moldova; Educational Centre PRO DIDACTICA
Project outcome The vocational training for cook, pastry cook, electrician and tailors in Moldova is more professional and more efficient.
Project outputs
  1. A considerable part of the VET schools for the selected occupations are providing up-to-date training
  2. Moldova has a strong institutionalized support structure for re-training the teaching staff of the VET-system (and other teachers).
  3. The training content for the selected occupations correspond to the labor market needs.
Duration 01.01.2012 – 31.12.2014 (Phase II)
Project budget Phase II: 1’367’000 € & Co-funding MEDICOR FOUNDATION 550’000 CHF