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Name of legal entity Country Overall project value (EUR) No of staff provided Name of client Origin of funding Dates (start/end) Name of partners
European Training Foundation Ministry of Education and Science VET Center Republic of Macedonia 30,500 A: 40 MD B: 25 % European Training Foundation Ministry of Education and Science VET Center European Commission (EU) 01.08.2009 - 01.04.2010 Available upon request

EXPERTISE SUPPORT TO CARRY OUT THE SYSTEMATIC EVALUATION OF THE FOUR YEAR VET PROVISION IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA

DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

In order to design and conduct a collaborative evaluation of the four year VET programmes the evaluation process should result in the design of practical and affordable instruments for systematic feedback from the main beneficiaries of the four year VET programme. The evaluation is seen as a starting point for more academic research about the change processes that have taken place in the education system over the past two decades and will be an input into the Masters these of at least two members of the VET Centre.

The main direct outcomes of the project are:

1.   to get a better understanding of the social and economic impact on the graduates of the VET provision, and determine how they are perceived in the labour market and in other parts of the education system,

2.   to develop practical and affordable instruments for systematic feedback from graduates, employers and universities on the outcomes of the education processes,

3.   to build more capacity for research and evaluation in the country about the changes in the education system,

4.   a review of existing profiles and the development of new profiles for the four year VET provision,

5.   recommendations for a better coherence of existing legislation,

These outcomes should lead to

6.   strengthening the functionality of the VET Centre,

7.   analysis and information for enhancing the effectiveness of VET policy implementation,

8.   policy learning at a European level on the basis the process, the outcomes, conclusions and findings of the evaluation

 

TYPE OF SERVICES PROVIDED

Legal expertise for the review of the coherence of existing regulatory documents

  • ·     All relevant legal documents and secondary legislation identified with support of the VET Centre
  • ·     Summarized key purpose of each document
  • ·     Analysis of the linkages between the different documents, overlaps, contradictions and gaps, including institutional responsibilities of different bodies
  • ·     Recommendations on how the legislation or regulatory documents could become more coherent, in consultation with Ministry of Education and Science and VET Centre formulated by Mid October 2009
  • ·     Contribution to the progress report and participation to the national workshop

Statistical processing of data relevant for the VET with the aim of obtaining comprehensive view of the VET programmes in recent years

  • ·     developed evaluation instruments and participation to meetings with VET Centre, ETF and international expert
  • ·     Code the data requested in the evaluation instruments to facilitate data processing
  • ·     Develop the evaluation database in SPSS compatible format
  • ·     Oversee of the data collection and input and checking the reliability of data
  • ·     Provide data analysis for progress report and final report