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Anna Maria Antonios - Youth Entrenet

Anna Maria Antonios

Under the framework of joint projects with the Business Development Centre (BDC) and the Development and Employment Fund (DEF) which aim to promote an entrepreneurship culture among Jordanian youth, the ILO continues to roll out the KAB programme in vocational and technical education with the assistance of the Ministry of Education and the Vocational Training Corporation.

  On 25 February, Enterprise Specialist at the ILO Regional Office for Arab States Rania Bikhazi, together with DEF and the VTC, held the KAB certification ceremony at the VTC premises in Amman. During the ceremony, 19 KAB National Facilitators, three supervisors and two KAB coordinators from both VTC and DEF were awarded certification. The ceremony was held under the patronage of the Minister of Labour represented by Mr. Abdallah Freij, Director General of DEF, who chaired the event.

   On 5 March, a meeting was held at the Ministry of Education chaired by H.E. Mr. Mohammad Thneibat, in the presence of 24 school directors, KAB teachers and a number of ministry officials. ILO provided a detailed presentation of the KAB programme and BDC highlighted the national pilot experience that reached a total of 72 facilitators and approximately 1,569 students.
Teachers shared their views on the KAB programme and raised the following requests:

  • Increasing the number of KAB teachers;
  • assigning rooms for KAB teaching in schools;
  • integrating KAB within teaching hours;
  • providing school directors with awareness sessions on KAB; and
  • sending an official letter from the Ministry of Education to each school to ensure the roll out of the programme.

The meeting ended with the Minister’s support and readiness to:

  • Endorse and continue the current implementation of KAB in vocational schools;
  • roll-out KAB in secondary general education in the 11th grade as a first step of the national dissemination; and
  • continue the second phase of dissemination by introducing it to 10th and 11th grades.

On the same day, the ILO awarded certification to 24 KAB National Facilitators, two supervisors from the Ministry of Education and two coordinators (one from BDC and one from the MoE).

   

   ILO/DEF KAB Certification Ceremony

 



Under the framework of the ILO/Riyadah project and in an effort to increase the KAB programme outreach, a second Training of Facilitators ‘workshop was conducted from 28 November to 10 December 2015. The workshop targeted 20 women TVTC teachers coming from 13 colleges across the Kingdom and was facilitated by the Senior Enterprise Specialist at ILO/RO-Beirut, Ms. Rania Bikhazi.

Throughout the workshop, the teacher were very committed and participated in the activities with a high level of interest and enthusiasm. They welcomed the participatory training techniques of the KAB programme and exerted every effort to display them in their micro teaching sessions. They also appreciated in the games which they found very relevant, and appropriate for students to learn the programme content.

Participants created a group on whatsapp to remain in touch and exchange information and ideas among each other. They have all started teaching the KAB programme and are expected to reunite in a 4 days refresher workshop once they complete the delivery of the first four modules of KAB.



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. 



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. 



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.



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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