The Building and Extending Skills     Training (BEST) Project                                    1
The Jordanian Context• Over 300,000 attend universities and colleges• Government jobs are decreasing• Private sector jobs ...
BEST Project (2008 to 2012)                              33
The BEST Project Goal The reform of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Jordan TVET should ...
Two Cross Cutting Themes• Gender Equity• Career Counseling                                5
Breaking down the wall!!                         Education andEmployers                       Training Providers          ...
Jointly Breaking Down the Wall:          A Five – Step Process             Incorporation of FeedbackEMPLOYER INVOLVEMENT T...
Step 1. Needs Analysis             - Develop a Competency Profile -Competency profiling is a process that:Defines the know...
Step 1. Needs Analysis                          - Achievement -Developed CompetencyProfiles in6 technical disciplines     ...
Steps 1. Needs Analysis     - Form Program Advisory Committees (PACs)-Four Functioning PACs                               ...
Step 2. Program Design             TRANSLATION Validated                                   Courses,Competency             ...
Step 2. Program Design: Using the Data from a        Validated Competency Profiles  3           High Importance       High...
Step 2. Program Design             - Achievements -• Based on market need, developed  – Four 2-year diploma programs  – Sh...
Step 3. Program/Curriculum Development         TRANSLATION ValidatedCompetency  Profile                  Course Outlines  ...
Step 4. Program Delivery• Instructors who  are Practitioners• Theory and  Hands-On  Workshops• Problem-Solving  / Critical...
Step 4. Program Delivery           - Achievements -• Interactive,  Authentic Training  Practices• 180 Participants  Traine...
Step 5. Evaluation and RevisionApproach– Participant feedback at the end of  training, and– Employer interviews two weeks ...
Step 5. Evaluation and Revision           - Achievements -• Training met the needs of employers and  employees.• Employers...
Secrets to Success Locally-Validated Models and Processes                   Plus Meaningful Relationships Built on Trust  ...
Thank You                  Dr. John KnappBuilding and Extending Skills Training (BEST) Project               Knapp.jv@gmai...
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The building and extending skills training project

  1. 1. The Building and Extending Skills Training (BEST) Project 1
  2. 2. The Jordanian Context• Over 300,000 attend universities and colleges• Government jobs are decreasing• Private sector jobs increasing• High levels of unemployment for youth 2
  3. 3. BEST Project (2008 to 2012) 33
  4. 4. The BEST Project Goal The reform of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in Jordan TVET should be demand - driven 4
  5. 5. Two Cross Cutting Themes• Gender Equity• Career Counseling 5
  6. 6. Breaking down the wall!! Education andEmployers Training Providers 6
  7. 7. Jointly Breaking Down the Wall: A Five – Step Process Incorporation of FeedbackEMPLOYER INVOLVEMENT THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS 7
  8. 8. Step 1. Needs Analysis - Develop a Competency Profile -Competency profiling is a process that:Defines the knowledge (K), skills (S), and attitudes (A) whichare applied by a competent employee 8
  9. 9. Step 1. Needs Analysis - Achievement -Developed CompetencyProfiles in6 technical disciplines 9
  10. 10. Steps 1. Needs Analysis - Form Program Advisory Committees (PACs)-Four Functioning PACs 10
  11. 11. Step 2. Program Design TRANSLATION Validated Courses,Competency Credit Hours, Semesters Profile 11
  12. 12. Step 2. Program Design: Using the Data from a Validated Competency Profiles 3 High Importance High Importance 2-Year Low Training Need High Training Need Diploma Program Low Importance Low Importance Low Training Need High Training 0 0 3 Training Need 12
  13. 13. Step 2. Program Design - Achievements -• Based on market need, developed – Four 2-year diploma programs – Short courses in 2 disciplines 13
  14. 14. Step 3. Program/Curriculum Development TRANSLATION ValidatedCompetency Profile Course Outlines Student and Instructor Resources Assessment Strategies 14
  15. 15. Step 4. Program Delivery• Instructors who are Practitioners• Theory and Hands-On Workshops• Problem-Solving / Critical Thinking / Troubleshooting 15
  16. 16. Step 4. Program Delivery - Achievements -• Interactive, Authentic Training Practices• 180 Participants Trained 16
  17. 17. Step 5. Evaluation and RevisionApproach– Participant feedback at the end of training, and– Employer interviews two weeks after training. 17
  18. 18. Step 5. Evaluation and Revision - Achievements -• Training met the needs of employers and employees.• Employers are ready and willing to participate. 18
  19. 19. Secrets to Success Locally-Validated Models and Processes Plus Meaningful Relationships Built on Trust EqualsEducation and Training for Employment of Youth 19
  20. 20. Thank You Dr. John KnappBuilding and Extending Skills Training (BEST) Project Knapp.jv@gmail.com 20

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