Public Private Development Partnership to improved Plumbing Education in Ukraine

The mismatch of skills and qualifications with the needs of the economy remains an important cause of low productivity in Ukraine. This Public Private Development Partnership aims at improving the quality and relevance of vocational education and training for plumbers. Improved skills and knowledge tailored to the needs of the market will contribute to increase employability and incomes of young people.

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Formación profesional

Formación profesional
Saneamiento de agua
01.10.2018 - 28.02.2023
CHF  1’063’000
Contexto In Ukraine, business companies complain that they have difficulties in staffing as the workforce is inappropriately and inadequately trained, which is also true for plumbers. Decentralized vocational education and training (VET) is recognized by the Ukrainian government as a prerequisite for adapting skills and competences to the needs of the local economy. VET in Ukraine faces challenges resulting from the lack of a relevant legislative and regulatory framework and the shortage of financial resources in the regions. Vocational schools do focus on theory rather than on practical training and do not yet provide their graduates with skills and competences demanded by the market.
Objetivos Decentralized education and vocational training system for plumbers supported by private sector investments enable young people to gain skills tailored to the needs of the market, enter the job market and achieve higher incomes.
Grupos destinarios The direct target groups of the project are students, managers of VET schools and teachers as well as officials of the Ministry of Education of Ukraine. Indirect target groups are the companies, mainly SMEs working in plumbing, heating and piping sectors.
Efectos a medio plazo

• Trainees received effective and market-oriented education on the profession of plumbers.

• Training and resource centers established within the VET schools are self-sustainable.

• New employment and self-employment opportunities for graduates are developed and linkages between VET schools and the industry are created.


Resultados previstos:  


Effective certification system of VET schools graduates introduced in 25 VET schools.

• Industry Board created and functional reaching out businesses in the sector and contributing to new employment opportunities of graduates.

• 3000 young people and adults received basic education combined with vocation skills development.

• 6 TRC financially self-sustainable



    Resultados de las fases anteriores:  

  • New plumber training curriculum, professional standards and materials developed and introduced in 6 VET schools.
  • Training infrastructure installed in 25 VET schools with training and resource centers (19 financed by the state)
  • 260 graduates plumber-installers trained and 820 recently enrolled based on the new training curriculum.

  • Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
    Crédito Cooperación con Europa del Este
    Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
    ONG internacional o extranjera

    Otras contrapartes
    • Swisscontact (international NGO).

    Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    1’063’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    662’926
    Fases del proyecto Fase 2 01.10.2018 - 28.02.2023   (Fase en curso) Fase 1 01.07.2014 - 31.07.2018   (Completed)