Adult Education

Are you interested in developing your occupational know-how or are you planning for a career crossover? Do you want to develop yourself by studying new things? 

 

One of the core areas that VISTAA has a successful contribution is helping individuals to enhance their research skills, problem-solving and analytical abilities.

 

Our projects on Adult Education helped our clients to

 

  • Develop policies on curriculum development and evaluation in adult and vocational education and training,
  • Instructional design strategies for diverse groups of learners and settings in workplace and community contexts
  • The contribution of workplace learning to the knowledge required by individuals and organizations to develop human resources

 

Application of psychological development and learning theories to expertise development in adolescent and adult learning.

 

RA Ministry of Education and Science for Implementation of ENP AP 2007 SSP in Vocational Education and Training–Resident TA”
Location Client/Donor Start End
Armenia European Commission Delegation September, 2008 September, 2009

Narrative Description of the Project:

 

The global objective is to improve the quality and relevance of VET by providing support for the implementation of the ENP AP 2007 SSP in VET. The Resident TA will support the MoES in monitoring the fulfilment of the sector conditionalities and submit reform proposals to the European Commission and to the Government of Armenia. Such proposals should take into account VET modernization and innovation activities carried out so far, as well as due cognizance to institutional capacity to implement on-going reforms.

 

The specific objective is to assist the MoES of Armenia to improve the design, management, delivery and effectiveness of state programmes and services in the area of VET through enhancement of its institutional capacity in continuing the process of VET modernization and innovation via consolidation and development of the activities carried out so far.

 

Description of Services Provided by VISTAA Staff:

 

  • Support the operations of National Council for VET Development
  • Strengthen the capacity of MoES on the management and administration of VET finance
  • Support VET Department of MoES in implementation of its new responsibilities (tasks) in line with the reviewed functions (Project 1)
  • Support operations of National Centre for VET Development (Project 1 and envisaged Project 2)
  • Support VET in qualification standards, assessment criteria and new/revised curricula development by employers-led sectoral work groups, introduction in 12 VET Centres and other colleges (Project 1 and envisaged Project 2)
  • Capacity building for 12 VET Centres (Project 1 and envisaged Project 2)
  • Support in development and introduction of VET accreditation system
  • Support in development and introduction of VET certification system in line with new standards and curriculum
  • Support the National Employment Service Agency (SESA), Regional and Local Employment Centres in determining labour market needs
  • Monitor VET selected centres refurbishment and use of new equipment
  • Support MoES in Monitoring “Modernization Priorities Paper and Action Plan (2005-08)” implementation
“Support to Poverty Reduction Strategy focusing on Education (Vocational Education Training, VET) and Social Affairs (Child Care). Technical Assistance to the Ministry of Education and Science”
Location Client/Donor Start End
Armenia European Commission Delegation June, 2007 June, 2008

Narrative Description of the Project:

 

The global objective is to provide support for the implementation of the TACIS AP 2006 SPSP. The technical assistance will support the Ministry of Education and Science in monitoring the implementation of policy conditions that apply to the VET component of the sector policy support programme and submit reform proposals to the Commission and to the Government of Armenia (GoA). Such recommendations must take into account VET modernisation and innovation activities carried out so far, as well as the institutional capacity and capability of the GoA to implement reforms.

 

The specific objective is to support the Ministry of Education and Science of Armenia through enhancement of its institutional capacity in continuing the process of modernisation and innovation of VET through consolidation and development of the activities carried out so far.

 

The conditions which were approved under TACIS AP 2006 in Armenia are structured along two main areas: (1) institutional capacity building and (2) sector policy.

 

Description of Services Provided by VISTAA Staff:

 

Technical assistance was relevant to the Ministry of Education and Science in the following areas / subjects:

 

  • Sector policy formulation / process, with particular attention to policy dialogue and social partnership; strategy and policy; implementation planning and monitoring
  • Revision of VET provision present network in the country through assessment and proposal for optimisation
  • Analysis of skills map and identification of gaps in particular, in the VET department
  • The sector based approach: evolving approach, requirements for recipient governments

 

Technical assistance was based on deployment of short term expertise as well as complementary institutional capacity building and awareness raising activities in order to cover ad hoc training needs on specific themes and study visits/exchange/seminars/workshops.

 

The thematic fields covered by the short term experts included:

 

  • labour market needs analysis,
  • national qualification framework
  • curricula development
  • social dialogue
  • certification and assessment
  • education financing
  • public expenditure management in education sector
  • programme budgeting
Curriculum Development and Training of Trainers for the RA Academy of Public Administration, World Bank Public Sector Modernization Project
Location Client/Donor Start End
Armenia Public Administration Academy June, 2006 January, 2008

Narrative Description of the Project:

 

One of the key priorities of public sector reforms in the Republic of Armenia is the training of civil servants and training of trainers aiming at merit-based recruitment and provision of public management sector with professional and skilled cadres. The key priority is to develop new training programs. The programs shall meet the training needs based on the nature, the volume and the scope of responsibilities of civil servants. According to state education criteria the training programs will include the following 3 components: knowledge system, abilities and skills and merit system. It is necessary to develop application tools for the implementation of interactive training methods for each component. In the training programs basic requirements and issues concerning the introduction of distant learning method should be envisaged, as well.

 

Description of Services Provided by VISTAA  Staff:

 

  • Analysis of first training programs and the level of training effectiveness for civil servants
  • Study of civil servants’ training needs and outline of outcomes (conduct sociological survey for needs assessment among the civil servants of the RA)
  • Study of best international practices on training programs development, training of civil servants and design of proposals on possible application thereof in the Republic
  • Development of civil servants training packages
  • Development of Training of trainers program trainings
  • Implementation of Trainers’ trainings /train-the-trainers within RA Academy of Public Administration system