Orientation and training

Improvement of 30 vocational training standards, organization and conduction of specialized training of teachers, development of a web-portal for vocational training and education

Period: 2008 – 2009

Work Sphere: Orientation and training

Type of Action: Consultancy and Technical Assistance

Client: Ministry of Education and Science, Ministry of Labour and Social Policy in Bulgaria

Partners: WYG International, WYG Bulgaria Ltd.

Objective: Development of 30 vocational training standards in the fields of arts and management; Training of 900 teachers in topics such as new technologies, ITC and English in vocational training; Development a web-portal for vocational training and education

Activities: Project management, Development of the VT standards, Conduction of trainings about 900 teachers, Development of the web-portal

Identifying main stakeholders in adults learning sector and assessment of their resources needs

Period: 2015

Work Sphere: Orientation and training

Type of Action: Consultancy and Technical Assistance

Client: Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria

Partners: n/a

Objective: To conduct a study in which to collect, process and analyze empirical and other information to identify and outline stakeholders in the adult learning sector as well as to analyze their status and resource needs

Activities: Identifying stakeholders in the adults learning sector and conducting quantitative and qualititative analysis on their resources needs

Development of a System for Studying the Needs for Vocational Training and

Development of a System for Studying, Identifying and Monitoring of the Employers’ and Employees’ Needs for Vocational Training and

Period: 2005 – 2006

Work Sphere: Orientation and training

Type of Action: Consultancy and Technical Assistance

Client: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Republic of Bulgaria

Partners: GOPA Consutants, Alpha Research, Free German Universities

Objective: Maintaining and improving the human resource quality and their job placement through regular information and analysis of the employers and employees training needs; establishing a mobile and adaptive system for adult training taking into account the social and economic needs.

Activities: Developing an information database, a methodology for training needs at the labour market; Testing the system in 12 regions; Training to staff of the MLSP, Employment Agency, Ministry of Education and Science, National Agency for Vocational Education and Training, social partners, vocational training centers.

Consulting Services to Design and Deliver training Programmes for the Ministry

Consulting Services to Design and Deliver training Programmes for the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Bulgaria – Second Stage

Period: 2006 – 2007

Work Sphere: Orientation and training

Type of Action: Capacity building

Client: Ministry of Labour and Social Policy of Republic of Bulgaria

Funding: International Training Centre of ILO in Turin

Partners: n/a

Objective: To provide basic information and knowledge to the staff of MLSP from the regional structures (local offices of Employment Agency, Social Assistance Agency, General Labour Inspectorate) and to the social partners in order to strengthen their capacity for effective and efficient planning, programming, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ESF type of projects and programmes alligned with EU social standards.

Activities: Developing training materials corresponding to the proposed and approved training programme and its respective modules; Creating institutional capacity for management of European structural funds; Training of 360 MLSP staff in PCM, M&E, EU structural funds management in 18 seminars;

Development of Materials for Trainers and Personnel of VET Centres

Period: 2014

Work Sphere: Vocational orientation and training

Type of Action: Consultancy and technical assistance

Funding: Tender, ESF/National Budget

Client: National Agency for Vocational Education and Training

Partners: N/A

Objective: Development of two Manuals – for VTC and for Adult Trainers.

Activities: Developing manuals; Conducting 9 focus groups among VTC managers, Methodists, trainers to test their expectations

COMPASS – Activation for the Labour Market

Period: 2016-2017

Work sphere: Vocational orientation and training

Objective: Providing services to target group representatives (NEETs in the age interval 15-29 years of age) related to career guidance, psychological support, information regarding the opportunities for return to the labour market and/ or to education to support their full inclusion in the society and the labour market.

Activities: Identifying 83 economically inactive young people up to 29 years; Motivation trainings provision (6 events) for active employment seeking; Digital competences trainings (6 events) provision; Providing 2-month subsidised employment for 50 Young people.

Funding: ESF, OP HRD 2014-2020

Country: Bulgaria