Vocational Skills Development
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Porgress in poverty reduction is crucial for achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goal of eradicating extreme poverty and hunger. It is widely known that one of the ways to achieve this is by providing relevant vocational skills leading to gainful employment or self-employment. For more than 30 years, the promotion of vocational skills development has been one of SDC’s priorities in developing countries and emerging economies. In the field of vocational skills development SDC pursues a broad-based, flexible approach to promote the development of vocational skills and competences which can be acquired through different pathways: through school-based and workplace-based education and training, within and outside the formal education system, e.g. practice in the workplace and self-learning.
SDC’s activities in the field of vocational skills development are aimed at the poorest and most vulnerable sections of the population, with emphasis on young people and women as well as rural populations. By coordinating and integrating its activities with other education-related activities in a country, SDC endeavours to build up an efficient, flexible educational system that addresses local requirements and understands and supports the need for lifelong learning. The specific aims of SDC include:
Please consult also:
|SDC Employment and Income: Medium-Term Orientation 2009-2012|
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