More than 3500 projects implemented around the world
More than 3,500 projects implemented around the world

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Since its founding in 1965, GOPA has successfully implemented over 3,500 projects in more than 130 countries. At present, over 140 are being carried out. This database provides a selection of projects best illustrating GOPA’s fields of activity.

Promotion of Vocational Training in Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Education and Employment Promotion
Centre for Senior and Specialised Secondary Education / Ministry of Higher and Secondary Special Education
Donor Organisation: 
KfW Development Bank
Value of Services: 
a & d Consult
Start of project: 
October, 2003
End of project: 
October, 2006

The Uzbek Government has launched a reform of the Vocational Education and Training System in order to make the system more responsive to labour market needs and, by this, contribute to a better socio-economic development in Uzbekistan. Although overall unemployment figures are still high in Uzbekistan, there is an increasing demand for well qualified employees in the country, particularly in the area of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

Project details


The overall aim is to improve the employability of graduates from vocational colleges (VC) specialised in ICT, whereas the project's objective is to support the development and implementation of efficient, labour market orientated ICT training programmes at selected vocational colleges. The Project is focusing on three main results:

  • Provision of adequately equipped laboratories and workshops at selected VCs that are used to their full capacity;
  • Increase in the number of qualified and motivated teaching personnel; and
  • Approved occupational standards, examination and teaching materials.
  • Establishment of the Project Implementation Unit
  • Evaluation of VCs and final selection of beneficiary VCs
  • Specification of equipment to be procured for the beneficiary VCs
  • Tendering, procurement and acceptance of equipment
  • Procurement of training and learning materials
  • Further technical training of ICT instructors at beneficiary VCs
  • Training needs analysis
  • Planning, implementation, and monitoring of technical training programmes
  • Elaboration and establishment of an ICT maintenance system incl. spares inventory
  • Development and implementation of training courses for maintenance administrators