TitleCurriculum Development in Vocational Education and Training Schools
Type of projectVocational Education and Training
ClientMinistry of Education of the Turkish Cypriot Community
Origin of fundingEuropean Commission - EuropeAid, Brussels, Belgium
Duration03/2020 - 06/2025

Northern Cyprus

The European Commission implements an aid programme for the Turkish Cypriot community to facilitate the reunification of Cyprus by encouraging the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community.

The regulation includes inter alia provisions to promote economic and social development, including the development of human resources. This priority covers a broad range of activities including those addressing the strengthening of the education sector and the labour market measures in the Turkish Cypriot community with an aim of contributing to the economic and social development of the northern part of Cyprus.

This project aims to support the on-going reform of the education sector, to improve Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems and as a result to enhance the employability of the future labour force through delivery of technical assistance, study visits, trainings and awareness raising activities.

The overall objective is to improve the quality and effectiveness of vocational education and training and lifelong learning practices in order to contribute to the provision of adequately skilled labour force within the Turkish Cypriot economy.

The purpose of this project is to support the preparation of a new modularised curriculum, based on the revised Occupational Standards (OS) for all occupations delivered at the VET schools, with the aim of increasing knowledge, skills and competences of students and their employability, and thus better linking the education programmes with the labour market needs. The action also contributes to developing the capacity of all VET teachers and inspectors to revise and utilise the newly developed modularised curriculum. The technical assistance services to be provided build on the progress made during the previous EU funded projects VETLAM I and VETLAM II.