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Under the framework of the ILO KAB project with the Business Development Centre (BDC) a follow-up workshop was conducted for 3 days during the period 1- 3 September, 2015 in in Aqaba. The workshop was facilitated by Ms. Rania Bikhazi, KAB International Key Facilitator (IKF) and Mr. Abduallah El Silawi, KAB National Key Facilitator (NKF) from Palestine.

The workshop was attended by 23 participants (16 males, 7 females) from 5 community colleges.

The workshop aimed to go over the challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of KAB part one (modules 1-5), during 2015 and review some topics to facilitate implementation of KAB part two. A revision of the technical content of KAB part two was conducted in detail to refresh the memory of teachers and prepare them for implementation. The revision also covered all games related to modules 5-8 together with the business game that was played again to ensure a thorough understanding of the instructions and extract lessons learned.

During the closing ceremony, participants discussed together with BDC some challenges/solutions to be addressed such as distribution of student certificates, provision of stationary and increase in follow up visits from BDC and the Ministry of Education. 

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Under the framework of the ILO KAB project with the Business Development Centre (BDC), a follow-up KAB workshop targeted vocational education teachers in Northern city, Irbid. The workshop held from 28 to 30 August, 2015, was facilitated by Ms. Rania Bikhazi, KAB International Key Facilitator (IKF) and Mr. Abduallah El Silawi, KAB National Key Facilitator (NKF) from Palestine.

This was the second refresher workshop and it was attended by 29 participants (11 males, 18 females) from 16 vocational schools who delivered the full KAB program in one year (2014-2015).

During the training workshop, participants shared experiences and presented challenges faced and lessons learned. Many participants showed pictures of their classrooms while implementing KAB highlighting the participatory aspects and the creativity used in the teaching.

Main challenges expressed by the participants were tackled with immediate solutions by BDC KAB Coordinator Mr. Ghaleb Hijazi and Mr. Tahsin Gfishi, KAB Supervisor from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training. Some of these challenges were issuance of student certificates, provision of stationary, timely issuance of official letters from the government, and compensation means for facilitators.

The participants showed a high level of sharing and commitment during the workshop.

KAB facilitators will be delivering a second round of KAB courses during the 2015-2016 academic year in the hope of reaching a nationalisation decision soon.

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Under the framework of the ILO project with the Business Development Centre (BDC) that aims to promote entrepreneurship education in Jordan, the pilot phase continues to introduce the KAB programme in secondary vocational schools in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

The 6-day training (Part one of KAB) took place on August 22-27 in Amman, with the aim of introducing the KAB curriculum to 29 teachers, from 14 secondary vocational schools and one community college, pre-selected by Jordan’s Ministry of Education. The workshop was facilitated by KAB International Key Facilitator (IKF) Rania Bikhazi and National Key Facilitator (NKF) from Palestine Mr. Abdullah El Silawi.

The workshop was attended by 28 participants (7 women and 21 men) who showed a high level of participation and commitment and were enthusiastic about the new teaching methods. Participants applied “learning by doing teaching methodology” whereby all participants gave a micro teaching session from the KAB package and were evaluated on it (teaching techniques and content). Participants used the various KAB teaching techniques such as presentations, games, brainstorming sessions, group work, and role play and brought in guest speakers to facilitate the different types of sessions. Modules 1 through 5 were covered in the training.

Upon completion of the training, KAB facilitators will begin teaching the curriculum to students in secondary vocational schools in coordination with BDC and the Ministry of Education who will implement monitoring and follow up visits.

Part Two of the training is expected to take place beginning of 2016 after facilitators have completed implementing phase 1 with their students. 

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Work Improvement in Small Enterprises (WISE) is an innovative approach to improving working conditions and productivity in small and medium-sized enterprises around the world. It is a process in which entrepreneurs and managers are empowered and supported to address working conditions issues through the identification, sharing and implementation of local and affordable good practices.

The WISE workshop was conducted in Amman from 1 till 5 December 2013. Fifteen participants attended the workshop, eight from Lebanon and seven from Jordan. The participants consisted of trainers and consultants from different firms of the Lebanese and Jordanian private sectors; as well as representatives from the Lebanese Ministry of Industry, the Industrial Research Institute and ELCIM; and the Jordanian Chambers of Industry.

The workshop was focused on the introduction of the WISE methodology and approach in an effort to provide the participants with an understanding of what the WISE package is exactly, and what their role will be in terms of the WISE program.

At the end of the workshop, during each of the presentations conducted by the participants, members of the training team joined by a member of the ILO evaluated each participant individually, based on specific criteria that were made clear to the participants prior to the presentations.

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Under the framework of the ILO project with the Business Development Center (BDC) that aims to promote entrepreneurship education in Jordan, the second pilot phase has begun to introduce the KAB programme in secondary vocational schools in partnership with the Ministry of Education.

The 12-day training took place on August 16-28 in the Northern city Irbid, with the aim of introducing the KAB curriculum to 14 secondary vocational schools pre-selected by Jordan’s Ministry of Education. The workshop was facilitated by the KAB Regional Key Facilitators (RKFs), Mr. Wael Ghosn and Mr. Samih Jaber.

The workshop was attended by 26 participants (15 women and 11 men) who were highly engaged and enthusiastic about the new teaching methods and materials they will introduce in their classrooms. Upon completion of the training, KAB facilitators will begin teaching the curriculum to students in secondary vocational schools across Jordan, including the areas of Ajlun, Irbid, Ramtha, Kafr Youba, Beit Java, Ma’an, Tafilah, Zarqa, Russeifa, and Amman.  

After they have begun teaching, the Ministry of Education and BDC staff will implement monitoring and follow-up visits to teachers at their schools, and a refresher workshop by the ILO is foreseen. 

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Under the framework of the ILO project with the Business Development Center in Jordan which aims to integrate the KAB programme in secondary vocational schools and community colleges in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research represented by Al Balka’a Applied University, part 1 of the KAB TOF workshop was conducted over 6 days from 26 to 31 October 2013 at the Geneva Hotel in Amman. The workshop was facilitated by the KAB Regional Key Facilitators (RKFs), Mr. Wael Ghosn and Mr. Samih Jaber. 

The workshop was attended by 22 participants (18 men and 4 women) of which 20 from the following 7 faculties of AL Balqa Applied University are ready to start teaching KAB to the students immediately:

  • Faculty of Zarqa,
  • Faculty of Engineering Technology,
  • Faculty of Huson, Faculty of Princess Alia,
  • Faculty of Princess Rahma,
  • Irbid Faculty, and
  • Faculty of Ajloun.      

The participants showed a high level of engagement and commitment during the workshop and enthusiasm toward the KAB programme. After participants finish the delivery of the first 4 modules of the KAB in class another TOF is foreseen to train them on the second part of the package.

 

 

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Under the framework of the ILO project with the Business Development Center in Jordan which aims to integrate the KAB programme in secondary vocational schools and community colleges in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research represented by Al Balka’a Applied University, part 1 of the KAB TOF workshop was conducted over 6 days from 5-10 October 2013 at the Bristol Hotel in Amman. The workshop was facilitated by the KAB Regional Key Facilitators (RKFs), Mr. Wael Ghosn and Mr. Samih Jaber and targeted teachers from vocational schools.

The workshop was attended by 25 participants (17 men and 8 women) from the MoE (Ministry of Education) from the following schools:

  • Sahab Technical School,
  • Ein Jalout Comprehensive Technical Secondary School for Girls,
  • Rural Development Center/Al Balqa’a – Deir Alla,
  • Al Nasr Technical School,
  • Ibn Al Nafees Industrial School/Sweileh,              
  • Qutaibah Ibn Muslem Technical School/ Al Hashemi Al Shamali,
  • Hala Bint Khuwailed Comprehensive Technical Secondary School for Girls/Jabal Altaj,
  • Al Bayader Comprehensive Technical Secondary School for Girls/ Al Jandaweel,
  • Al Nuzha Comprehensive Technical Secondary School for Girls,
  • Marj Al Hamam Technical Secondary School,
  • Wadi Al Sair Technical Secondary School,
  • Al Shareef Abdel Hameed Sharaf Technical Secondary School, and
  • Al Dhulail Central School.

Next steps:

  • The 25 teachers who attended the workshop will start piloting KAB in classrooms during the 2013-2014 academic year.
  • The nominated 2-3 KAB supervisors from the MoE will follow up on the pilot implementation of the KAB programme and oversee the teachers’ performance by conducting a minimum of 2 class visits per teacher for quality assurance and to assess teachers as part of their certification.
  • After participants finish the delivery of the first 4 modules of the KAB in class another TOF is foreseen to train them on the second part of the package.

 

              

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Under the framework of the ILO KAB project with the Development and Employment Fund and the Vocational Training Corporation, a follow-up workshop was conducted for 3 days during the period 20-22 October 2013 at Abu Nuseir Vocational Training Institute located near Amman. The workshop was facilitated by the KAB RKFs, Mr. Wael Ghosn and Mr. Samih Jaber and aimed to go over the challenges and lessons learned from the implementation of KAB during the 2012-2013 academic year.

The workshop was attended by 28 participants who discussed ways for improving the teaching of the programme and agreed upon several actions to be implemented by teachers and supervisors during the upcoming 2013-2014 academic year:

  • Provide a suitable venue for KAB sessions, the required stationery and administrative support by VTC and the selected Institutes’ management.
  • Prepare and submit a KAB teaching plan by each Institute including the number of teaching hours per week to complete the programme not exceeding (10) hours per week and (4) hours per day.
  • Conduct monitoring and follow-up visits by supervisors who would attend 2-3 sessions per teacher as part of the certification process.
  • Provide certificates to the trainees who completed the KAB programme
  • Conduct awareness activities on the KAB programme by facilitators and supervisors and promote it to the staff and trainees of the institutes to increase enrollment.
  • Improve the knowledge and skills of KAB teachers in specific package topics especially the accounting topics.
  • Include in each KAB class students from the same specialization. The class would preferably be taught by the KAB facilitator that teaches this specialization.

The workshop evaluation by the participants showed a high satisfaction with the implementation of the workshop and the RKFs performance. This high grade is a result of good and thorough selection of participants, adequate preparations for the workshop, good piloting of the KAB programme and good training and facilitation skills of the workshop facilitators.

 

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Under the framework of the ILO project with the Business Development Center in Jordan which aims to integrate the KAB programme in secondary vocational schools and community colleges in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research represented by Al Balka’a Applied University, a series of interviews were conducted by an ILO consultant, the KAB Coordinator and the Director of Entrepreneurship & MSME Support at the Business Development Center (BDC). The interviews targeted 65 teachers from 14 vocational education schools.

Based on ILO’s vast experience in implementing the KAB programme in the Arab Region, suggestions and comments from participants, teachers/trainers and other KAB programme stakeholders and beneficiaries have helped enhance ILO’s project implementation strategies through a series of lessons learned. A main issue faced was the low number of teachers/trainers certified as KAB National Facilitators relative to the total number who attended the KAB Training of Facilitators’ Workshop and participated in the KAB Pilot. In some cases, only 50% of teachers/trainers who participated in the KAB Pilot were certified. Most uncertified teachers/trainers faced severe time constraints, financial constraints, transportation problems, lack of basic calculation skills or were simply disinterested in the KAB programme.

Consequently, ILO started involving all project stakeholders, including teachers/trainers, at the onset of the project to increase their sense of ownership for the programme, introduce them to the programme’s benefits and requirements, and highlight its impact on the entrepreneurial attitudes of both students and teachers/trainers.

One of the newly adopted strategies involves conducting a series of informal interviews with all KAB direct beneficiaries namely, KAB Coordinators, KAB Supervisors and KAB Teachers/Trainers. The purpose of the interviews is to assess the coordinators’, teachers’/trainers’ and supervisors’ readiness and ability to participate in the KAB pilot and ensure they fit the ILO/KAB teacher/trainer criteria. During the interviews, the interviewer re-iterates the objectives of the KAB programme and the requirements for its successful implementation to make sure that all involved parties are aware of what is required from them and are interested in piloting the programme in their institutions.

Main findings:

  • Of the 65 teachers selected by the Ministry of Education, a total of 58 were interviewed
  • Conducting the teacher interviews after school directors attend the KAB Awareness workshop and involving them in the initial selection of teachers would make the teacher selection process more efficient
  • A total of 26 teachers were selected to take part in the KAB pilot, of which 9 are women
  • 13 out of the 14 vocational secondary schools will be included in the first year of the KAB pilot.

Follow-up actions:

  • Inform the selected teachers about the KAB TOF dates and provide then with a copy of the package to prepare themselves for the training
  • Set-up the interviews with teachers from community colleges
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Under the framework of the ILO KAB project with the Development and Employment Fund and the Vocational Training Corporation, a KAB Training of Facilitators' workshop was conducted over a period of 12 days from 16-28 March 2013 at Ein El Basha Vocational Training Institute 20 km from Amman. It was facilitated by the two KAB Regional Key Facilitators, Mr. Wael Ghosn and Mr. Samih Jaber.

The opening session was attended by Mr. Hani Khleifat, Assistant General Director for Training at the VTC, Ms. Ghada Al Fayez, Training Officer at DEF and the Enterprise Development Specialist at ILO-RO Beirut.

The TOF workshop was attended by 30 participants (22 men and 8 women) from VTC and DEF distributed as follows:

  • 27 participants from VTC (23 teachers, 4 supervisors and the programme coordinator at VTC)
  • 3 participants from DEF (2 teachers/trainers and the programme coordinator at DEF)

The Enterprise Development Specialist delivered a session on the KAB implementation in the Arab Region, the modality of implementation and the certification process.

At the end of the workshop, participants received a KAB attendance certificate.

 

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