|Approval Date||04 Dec 2017|
|Signature Date||21 Dec 2017|
|Planned Completion Date||31 Dec 2023|
|Sovereign / Non-Sovereign||Sovereign|
|DAC Sector Code||11110|
The Technical and Technological Skill-Building Support Programme is consistent with Tunisia’s 2016 - 2020 Development Plan, which includes human development among national priorities with the objective of enhancing education system performance and improving employability. The project supports the following two pillars: (i) building the technical, technological and scientific skills of graduates to ensure employability; and (ii) digital skill building and inclusive access to student services. Accordingly, special emphasis has been laid on promoting the diversification of academic profiles to enhance employability and professional integration in response to the economic and social development needs of Tunisia, as well as on equity and quality of learning. The project will be implemented over a five-year period at a total estimated cost of EUR 144 million.
The goal of the project is to improve the employability of secondary school leavers and improve labour quality in Tunisia. More specifically, the objective of the project is to reposition technical and technological education courses in response to the local and national demand of companies, and to improve the quality of learning especially in the priority governorates and regions.
The main project beneficiaries are: (i) the 32,417 students who could have access to technical junior secondary schools focused on TTSPs; (ii) the 51,800 inspectors, trainers and teachers who need additional training to better implement the new education reform, especially the technical and technological education component and the digital school component; (iii) the 318,750 students (50% of whom are girls) get balanced meals from the school canteens especially in disadvantaged areas; and (iv) the 1,250 rural women who farm the gardens thus providing themselves with a source of income and increased autonomy. Others are: (v) SMEs participating in the development of digital content and the 3,840 construction workers and young unemployed higher education graduates who would be supported to operate independently as distributors of meals between the central and satellite canteens; and (vi) the parents of students who will benefit from the presence of nearby institutions enabling them to save on the transport costs of their children who previously had to cover long distances to attend school.
African Development Bank
Government Of Tunisia
|Last Update||23 Jan 2021|