Employment Promotion Project (EPP)
On behalf of the German Government, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is implementing the Employment Promotion Project (EPP) with the objective that technical and vocational education students and unemployed youth are better prepared for the demands of the labor market. The project builds on the experiences and successes of the first phase of EPP (2011-2015) and has a duration of five years (2016-2020).
EPP II aims at improving the preparation of Egyptian technical and vocational education students and unemployed young people for the labour market through engaging in four major components:
In Component 1, “Evidence-based Policy-making”, the program advises the Ministry for Education (MoE) especially the Technical Education Sector on planning evidence-based technical and vocational education and training and labor market policies and develop capacities in selected departments.
Component 2, “Regional Labor Market Information and Active Labor Market Programs Implementation” focuses on the generation and usage of regional Labor Market Information (LMI) to develop and implement active labor market programs (ALMPs). Based on the findings of the labor market studies evidence-based interventions to promote employment and tackle local employment challenges will be identified, developed and implemented.
Component 3, “Transition to Employment”, institutionalizes advisory and information services for youth in the field of career guidance entrepreneurship education and placement services. Career guidance services are mainly focusing on developing the capacity of the Ministry of Education and Technical Education to provide Career education to its students. The capacity development measures vary from teacher trainings, teachers coaching, develop e-learning program, develop a post graduate study program for CG practitioners, and developing career education materials.
Component 4, “Image of TVET”, aims at countering cultural and social prejudices against TVET by implementing skills and school competitions and publicizing success stories.
The project covers almost 130 technical schools in 20 governorates. 700+ Teachers are being qualified to deliver the services to the target group of students inside and outside the schools. More experience teachers are being capacitated to act as “multipliers”, whereby their main roles focus on monitoring the delivery of career guidance classes, the provision of technical assistance to the teachers delivering the services, in addition to evaluating their performance to report necessary recommendations to the MoE.