Draft Programme of the Workshop

Day 1 – Dec 11, 2014 Contents
09.00 – 09.30 Registration & Welcome coffee
09.30 – 10.00 Welcoming remarks

  • Mr Lellis Braganza, DEVCO
  • Ms Kadenova Zuurakan Azhimamatovna (Deputy Minister of Labour, Migration and Youth of the Kyrgyz Republic)
  • Mr Piotr Byczkowski, EEAS
  • Johannes Stenbaek Madsen, Head of Operations of the Delegation of the European Union to Kyrgyzstan
10.00 – 10.30

Labour markets and meeting employer needs– practices from Tajikistan
Mr Jamshed Quddusov (Director of the Research Center "SOCSERVIS")

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee and tea break
10.45 – 11.25

Labour Markets and Skilled Labour – Some lessons learnt in the EU and application to Central Asia
Mr Egbert de Weert (Center for Higher Education Policy Studies (CHEPS), University of Twente (NL))

11.25 – 11.45 Discussion
11.45 – 12.05

Higher Education in Central Asia and Bologna process type reforms
Ms Indra Dedze (Project Coordinator, Academic Dept. of the Latvian University)

12.05 – 12.25

The Torino Process in Central Asia with a particular focus on progress, challenges and best practice in VET quality assurance
Mr Vincent McBride (ETF)

12.25 – 12.45 Discussion
12.45 – 14.00 Lunch
14.00 – 15.30

Current developments in the VET modernisation process as identified in the Torino Process with a focus on quality assurance challenges and best practices
Facilitators/co-presenters: ETF, Torino

  • Kazakhstan
    Mr Sabyrzhan Madeyev (Director of the Department of Technical and Professional Education, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan)
  • Kyrgyz Republic
    Mr Taalaibek Cholponkulov (Head of National VET Agency)
  • Tajikistan
    Mr Subhonidin Ashurov (Chair of VET Support Foundation)
  • Uzbekistan
    Mr Vincent McBride (ETF, Senior Human Capital Development Specialist, ETF Country Manager in Uzbekistan, Coordinator of Torino Process in Central Asia)

10 minutes presentations followed by discussion

15.30 – 16.00 Coffee and tea break
16.00 – 16.20 Implementation status of legislation and best practices in improving teacher quality in Central Asia
Dr Hans Schustereder, CAEP Expert
16.20 – 16.40 Implementation status of legislation and best practices in the field of quality in VET and HE in Central Asia
Mr Claudio Dondi, CAEP Expert
16.40 – 17.45

Facilitator: Mr Wolfgang Hellwig (CAEP Project Director)
Plenary discussions on best practices for improving quality in VET and HE

19.00 Official dinner
End of Day 1
Day 2 – Dec 12, 2014 Contents
09.00 – 09.15 Round up of Day 1
09.15 – 09.30 Introduction: Parallel Workshops on best practices in selected VET reform processes in Central Asia
Moderated by CAEP experts and co-moderated by ETF
09.30 – 11.00 Workshop 1: Best practices in matching of labour market requirements within VET and HE

  • Curricula and course development with involvement of employers
  • Dialogue between VET and HE
  • Relevance of course content for employment practice
  • Cooperation of social partners, academia and VET / HE administration

Moderator: Mr Guenther Koegst (SOKRATES-Scientific Services)
Co-Facilitator: Ms Christine Hemschemeier (ETF)

Workshop 2: Best practices for quality assurance in VET and HE

  • Current quality approaches in VET and HE
  • Accreditation and certification systems in place
  • Institutional support to QA (e.g. EQUAVET and ENQA)

Moderator: Mr Claudio Dondi (CAEP Expert)
Co-Facilitator: Mr Vincent McBride (ETF)

Workshop 3: Best practices for Teacher training and improving qualifications

  • Qualification improvement of VET teachers via training in industry
  • Teacher training policies: re-training and continuous learning
  • Approaches for monitoring and evaluation of teacher qualifications (e.g. testing centres, accreditation of teacher training institutions)

Moderator: Dr Hans Schustereder (CAEP Expert)
Co-Facilitator: Mr Arjen Vos (ETF)

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee and tea break
11.30 – 13.00 Continuation of Workshops and Elaboration of Summaries
13:00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Presentation of Workshop results by Moderators
Structured Plenary Discussion
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee and tea break
16.30 – 16.45 Toward a peer learning approach in the dialogue on education policies – Considerations and Outlook
Dr Hans Schustereder and Mr Claudio Dondi, CAEP Experts
16.45 – 17.30 Plenary wrap-up, summary & next steps
Prospects for enhancing the dialogue on education modernisation
End of Day 2