The UNESCO TVET Section, in collaboration with the UNESCO Regional Bureau - Windhock, will coordinate with the National Training Authority and the Construction Industry Skills Committee in Namibia to implement the BEAR project. The overall objective is to provide TVET programs relevant to the skills needs of businesses and individuals. More specifically, the project aims to increase the numbers of appropriately trained VET personnel and gainfully engaged (employed or self‐employed) in critical occupational areas for the Construction Sector.
The project is expected to achieve three main results:
Program delivery in MQC&R sector is based on updated curricula and attractiveness for trainees that respond to the requirements of national and international standards.
1.1 Develop new standards, curricula, teaching and learning materials
1.2 Develop Industry Skills Committee technical capacity to contribute to program design and implementation
1.3 Produce and distribute training packages
1.4 Implement the new qualifications for the sector
1.5 Prepare and organize a nationwide Skills Development Olympics in Construction Sector
1.6 Procure needed CBET equipment and tools in preparation for a nationwide Skills Development Olympics
Capacity of VET trainers to deliver TVET programs in a competent manner is enhanced.
2.1 Identify and upgrade VET trainers’ qualifications
2.2 Facilitate industry attachments for VET trainers
2.3 Train training centres managers on program delivery
2.4 Design a Recognition of Prior Learning route for experienced practitioners to become VET trainers
2.5 Plan, design and implement open and distance learning modalities for professional development of VET trainers in cooperation with Namibian College of Open Learning
Overall TVET system capacity is improved through applying lessons learned from the demand‐driven model to other sectoral development.
3.1 Capitalize the lessons learned from the demand‐driven model to other sectoral development
3.2 Develop national regulatory framework including funding for sustainability