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  • 1. The Building and Extending Skills Training (BEST) Project1

2. The Jordanian Context Over 300,000 attend universities and colleges Government jobs are decreasing Private sector jobs increasing High levels of unemployment for youth2 3. BEST Project (2008 to 2012)33 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. Two Cross Cutting Themes Gender Equity Career Counseling5 6. Breaking down the wall!! Education andEmployers Training Providers6 7. Jointly Breaking Down the Wall:A Five Step Process Incorporation of FeedbackEMPLOYER INVOLVEMENT THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS7 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. Step 1. Needs Analysis- Achievement -Developed CompetencyProfiles in6 technical disciplines9 10. Steps 1. Needs Analysis - Form Program Advisory Committees (PACs)-Four Functioning PACs10 11. Step 2. Program Design TRANSLATION Validated Courses,Competency Credit Hours, SemestersProfile 11 12. Step 2. Program Design: Using the Data from aValidated Competency Profiles3 High Importance High Importance2-YearLow Training Need High Training Need Diploma Program Low ImportanceLow ImportanceLow Training Need High Training003 Training Need 12 13. Step 2. Program Design - Achievements - Based on market need, developed Four 2-year diploma programs Short courses in 2 disciplines 13 14. Step 3. Program/Curriculum Development TRANSLATION ValidatedCompetencyProfileCourse OutlinesStudent and Instructor ResourcesAssessment Strategies 14 15. Step 4. Program Delivery Instructors whoare Practitioners Theory andHands-OnWorkshops Problem-Solving/ CriticalThinking /Troubleshooting15 16. Step 4. Program Delivery - Achievements - Interactive,Authentic TrainingPractices 180 ParticipantsTrained16 17. Step 5. Evaluation and RevisionApproach Participant feedback at the end oftraining, and Employer interviews two weeks aftertraining.17 18. Step 5. Evaluation and Revision - Achievements - Training met the needs of employers andemployees. Employers are ready and willing toparticipate.18 19. Secrets to Success Locally-Validated Models and Processes Plus Meaningful Relationships Built on Trust EqualsEducation and Training for Employment of Youth 19 20. Thank YouDr. John KnappBuilding and Extending Skills Training (BEST) Project [email protected]