Vocational Skills Development Programme (VSDP)
Over 11’000 women and men will directly benefit from improved access to relevant and recognised skill development and employment opportunities in selected urban and rural areas, particularly in the South East of Myanmar, Yangon and Mandalay. The programme will further contribute to strengthening the overall vocational training system in Myanmar through strategic partnerships with the government of Myanmar and private sector partners from selected industries.
Employment & economic development
- Women and men in targeted areas and sectors have better skills and are more empowered as a result of skills development, skills certification and recognition and labour market support measures.
- Key public, private and civil society actors are increasingly collaborating to deliver and shape an inclusive skills development system that addresses market demand for skilled labour.
- Selected associations, Master and Hospitality Instructors successfully collaborate to implement hospitality training in target areas.
- Vocational training instructors, public and private training providers successfully collaborate to implement vocational training in priority sectors and target areas.
- National and regional stakeholders collaborate on improving the skills development system and better linking of skills supply and demand in Myanmar.
- The NSSA, sectorial committees, regional committees and accredited testing centres are capacitated to more effectively implement skills testing.
- Selected private sector businesses provide quality structured on-the-job training (apprenticeships).
- The average income/year increased by CHF 450 and by CHF 600 for Local Vocational Training and Hospitality Training graduates, respectively.
- 70% of VSDP graduates were employed or self-employed 6 months after graduation.
- Out of the 7100 succesful VSDP graduates, 48% were women.
- 76% of graduates from the hospitality training were from disadavantaged backgrounds.
- VSDP supported the laying of an important systemic foundation for a national skills testing and certification by the National Skill Standard Authority. Approximately 6000 people are expected to have been tested by the end of the phase.
- Foreign private sector North
|Background||Following the profound economic and political reforms initiated in 2011, Myanmar has achieved rapid economic growth and embarked on an ambitious triple transition from i) military rule to civilian government, ii) from centrally planned to market-based economy and iii) from armed conflict to peace. With many regions still in a situation of protracted and often violent conflicts, Myanmar continues to be a fragile state that will require time, firm leadership and strong social cohesion in order to enable a sustainable and inclusive development away from a dual and elite-driven economy. Addressing shortages of human capital with regard to skills gaps and mismatches will be crucial for Myanmar’s transition from a supplier of cheap labour within the South-east Asia region to a modern and inclusive economy of manufactering and services.|
|Objectives||The programme goal is to contribute to improved livelihood opportunities for women and men in targeted areas and occupations in Myanmar.The programme goal is to contribute to improved livelihood opportunities for women and men in targeted areas and occupations in Myanmar.|
|Target groups||Women and men in urban and rural areas of Myanmar, especially in the South East, Yangon and Mandalay.|
Results from previous phases:
|Directorate/federal office responsible||
Swiss Non-profit Organisation
|Coordination with other projects and actors||
Centre for Vocational Training Myanmar (CVT),
Livelihood Improvement & Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT), Ministries of Hotel and Tourism (MoHT), Education (MoE), and Labour, Immigration and Population (MoLIP), Ministry of Agriculture & Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI).
|Budget||Current phase Swiss budget CHF 23'439'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF 16'266'007|
|Project phases||Phase 2 01.05.2018 - 30.04.2022 (Current phase) Phase 1 01.12.2013 - 30.04.2018 (Completed)|