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Under the framework of the ILO project to nationalize KAB in vocational and technical training in Palestine, the implementation phase continues with the introduction of the KAB programme in vocational centres in partnership with the Ministry of Labour (MoL) and in secondary vocational schools in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE).

A 12-day Training of Facilitators took place from December 20th until December 31st, 2015 in Hebron, with the aim of introducing the KAB curriculum to 25 teachers, 8 from vocational training centres functioning under MoL and 17 from secondary vocational schools functioning under MoEHE. The workshop was facilitated by KAB National Key Facilitators (NKF) from Palestine Mr. Abdullah El Silawi from MoL and Mr. Raed Abou Menshar from MoEHE.

The workshop was attended by 25 participants (13 women and 12 men) who appreciated the presence of trainers from both ministries and considered it to be a good learning experience.

One of the recommendations made by the trainers is for ministries to organize follow up visits and monitoring to all the facilitators implementing KAB with students.

A refresher workshop is expected to take place when facilitators complete the delivery of the first four modules of the Programme. 

Under the framework of the ILO project to nationalize KAB in vocational and technical training in Palestine, the implementation phase continues to introduce the KAB programme in vocational centres in partnership with the Ministry of Labour (MoL) and in secondary vocational schools in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MoEHE).

12-day training took place from November 1st until November 12th, 2015 in Nablus, with the aim of introducing the KAB curriculum to 25 teachers, 6 from vocational training centres functioning under MoL, 18 from secondary vocational schools functioning under MoEHE and one official from MoEHE who will serve as a KAB supervisor after completing all necessary requirements. The workshop was facilitated by KAB National Key Facilitators (NKF) from Palestine namely Mr. Abdullah El Silawi from MoL and Mr. Ahmad Samhan from MoEHE.

The workshop was attended by 25 participants (8 women and 17 men) who showed a high level of involvement and commitment.

During the workshop, trainers and participants agreed on several actions to be implemented by teachers and supervisors during the upcoming 2015-2016 academic year:

  • Start implementing the programme directly after the training
  • Ensure all students fill out the pre-test form on the first day of enrollment in the programme
  • Fill out the summary sheet of all entry forms
  • The number of students in each class should be between 15-30 students

A refresher workshop is expected to take place after facilitators complete the delivery of the first four modules of the KAB programme to students. 

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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/CIDA project entitled: “Decent Jobs for Egypt’s Young People (DJEP)”, and specifically under the self-employment and entrepreneurship development component, a KAB National Key Facilitator Workshop was facilitated by the RO-Beirut Enterprise Development Specialist, Ms. Rania Bikhazi, upon the request of ILO-Cairo Office.

The workshop was held at the Pyramisa Hotel from 24-28 March 2013. The opening session was attended by officials from the ILO office in Cairo namely Ms. Kholoud Al Khaldi, Senior Enterprise Development Specialist, Mr. Magdy Wahba, SME Expert, Ms. Perihan Tawfik, Project Officer and Mr. Sayed Kasseb, Director of Pathways. Opening speeches focused on the importance of tackling youth unemployment and promoting self-employment as a career option among Egyptian youth.

Following the introduction of the programme and the leveling of participants’ expectations made at the beginning of the workshop by the Enterprise Development Specialist who is a KAB International Key Facilitator (IKF); a brief presentation was made by Mr. Magdy Wahba on the history of the KAB programme in Egypt and the current ILO/CIDA project. Ms. Kholoud Al Khaldi in her turn presented the ILO implementation of the KAB programme in North Africa and also delivered a session on Gender Equality. The IKF, Ms. Rania Bikhazi, made a brief presentation on the KAB implementation in the Middle East followed by Ms. Perihan Tawfik who presented the content of the KAB Key Facilitator Guide.

Twenty two university professors/potential national key facilitators from eight universities across Egypt participated in the NKF workshop. Under the Pathways project in Egypt, almost all of the professors contributed to the KAB training delivered in summer 2012 and/or winter 2013 in addition to some who contributed to some of the promotional awareness sessions in their universities.

Since it was not possible for the Enterprise Specialist to monitor the delivery of the professors in their classrooms, they were each asked to prepare a 15 minutes presentation to report their achievements in KAB teaching and to demonstrate their facilitation skills. Each presentation was followed by a short feedback session to which both the participants and the Enterprise Development Specialist contributed.

On Tuesday 26 March, a two-hour session was allocated for the presentation of the online version of the KAB programme. Participants were guided in a step-by-step application of the online programme which they found interesting and useful if blended with face-to-face training to reduce the training hours in the classrooms. The session was delivered by Ms. Doaa Al Jabali, teacher previously trained on KAB.

On Wednesday 27 March, a two-hour session was allocated to discuss the topic of social entrepreneurship which was delivered by Mr. Ayman Tarabishi from George Washington University. The concept of social entrepreneurship was not very clear to participants who were guided through the definition of the concept in a plane game they all appreciated.

On the last day of the workshop a written test was administered to assess the participants’ knowledge of the KAB programme and its content. Certificates of attendance were also distributed to all participants during the closing session attended by the same officials present at the opening.

 

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Under the framework of the ILO-SMEPS/KAB project in Yemen, the KAB NKF certification process was initiated by the Enterprise Development Specialist on January 12th 2013 in Yemen as part of the nationalization phase of the programme.

Five potential KAB NKFs delivered two KAB TOFs simultaneously  at the Bustan Hotel from 12-24 January 2013 for their certification under the technical monitoring of the Enterprise Development Specialist and 2 KAB Regional Key Facilitators. A total of 48 teachers and one official from SMEPS took part in the two KAB TOF workshops.

The nationalization of the programme requires training an additional 100 teachers to be able to cover the remaining vocational centres and complete the commitment made by SMEPS to the MTEVT. The certification of the five NKFs would lead to the institutionalization of the KAB programme in Yemen and will ensure its sustainability at the end of the current ILO project.

The preparations of both workshops were very well done and it is noteworthy to mention that the 4 trainers (in addition to Ms. Khlood Shaker who is very competent but works at SMEPS as the KAB Coordinator) worked extensively ahead of the training and until late hours at night. They were all present at 7:30am to prepare and adjust the training rooms and stayed until 20:00 for their individual coaching sessions taking comments and observations very positively and showing their readiness and willingness to improve.

After evaulating the performance assessments, 4 KAB facilitators were certified as KAB National Key Facilitators and can all proceed with the delivery of up-coming KAB TOFs in Yemen.

ILO and SMEPS are very pleased with this outcome and proud of the project's achievements so far that are leading to the sustainability of the KAB programme in Yemen.

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A KAB Training of Facilitators' workshop (ToF) was held at the Riyadh College of Telecommunication and Information in the presence of 28 males participants ((24 teachers, 1 KAB national coordinator from RIYADAH and 3 supervisors).

The workshop was launched by the newly appointed CEO of RIYADAH, Dr. Sherif Elabdelwahab, who stressed on the need to promote self-employment as career option among Saudi youth (men and women) and be able, through RIYADAH, to reach those who are part of the educational system and those who graduated from the system and remain without jobs. A short opening speech was made by the Enterprise Development Specialist highlighting the importance of entrepreneurship education for youth and the role of the ILO/RO-Beirut in the region in that field.

The TOF was held from 19 November till 01 December 2011 and was facilitated by Mr. Samih Jaber, ILO KAB Regional Key Facilitator, and Mr. Wael Ghosn, KAB Regional Key Facilitator. 

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