16.01.2013 - UNESCO Office for Iraq

A Workshop to Follow-Up on the Implementation of KAB Curricula in TVET Classes

Teachers at the KAB workshop in Erbil © UNESCO Iraq 2012

UNESCO Office in Iraq, in cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO), held a three-day workshop in Erbil to gather teachers who currently implement the entrepreneurship curricula Knowledge About Business (KAB) in Kurdistan Region’s schools, institutes and colleges of technical and vocational education and training (TVET).

Held from 9 to 11 December 2012, this first follow-up workshop allowed teachers to share their experience and different methodologies in teaching KAB and to overcome the problems they face. The workshop was led by two certified KAB Key Facilitators from the ILO and was attended by 6 trainers from the Ministry of Education (MoE) and 4 trainers from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MoHESR) as well as 2 supervisors from both ministries.

After the adaptation of KAB materials to the Kurdish social and economic context, a complete cycle of Training of Trainers on KAB entrepreneurship curricula was implemented in September 2012, and certified teachers started in October teaching KAB in 10 classes for a period of 15 weeks. Following this period, students enrolled in vocational education institutions will have acquired entrepreneurship skills, which will significantly facilitate their social and economic inclusion and offer them better employment perspectives.

Within the framework of the project “Improving Quality of Technical and Vocational Education and Training in Kurdistan”, UNESCO works to promote the importance of technical and vocational education in providing job opportunities and reducing poverty in Iraq. In particular UNESCO focuses on improving the quality of technical and vocational education and advocates its key role in the economic development.

In collaboration with the MoE and the MoHESR, UNESCO supports the rehabilitation and modernization of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Kurdistan Region in order to offer youth the necessary skills to succeed and build their own career.




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