EU4Skills conducts training sessions for VET stakeholders 

Author : Kylie Kersel, EU4Skills – Technical Advisor

The ongoing modernisation of the Ukrainian VET system during times of economic recovery will be a challenging task, requiring motivated and qualified professionals. With the support of the EU4Skills project and the Ministry of Education and Science (MoES), a series of trainings were initiated to support the strengthening of the Ukrainian VET system and to provide capacity development measures for VET stakeholders and specialists.  

  EU4Skills offered 3 special training programmes: 

• VET Stakeholder Capacity Development 

• Competency-based Assessment Training for Assessors  

• Conversion to E-Learning for VET Teachers  

Training №1 for Stakeholders 

The VET Stakeholder Capacity Development training covered quality assurance, assessment management and institutional-process-related topics. The training was designed for VET stakeholders, methodologists, teachers, industry representatives and qualification centre managers, who are involved in the implementation of competency-based assessment.  

Training №2 for Assessors 

Participants of the Competency-based Assessment (CBA) Training for Assessors acquired the necessary knowledge and skills to develop quality-oriented assessment instruments for CBA in a professional occupational area. The idea of Competency-based Assessments is to allow students to “show what they know”. They are evaluated while solving a complex task and applying diverse knowledge, skills and competencies. After having completed the training, the participating VET methodologists and teachers will be better equipped to provide learners with opportunities to solve real-world problems, work collaboratively with their peers, and apply their learning in practical settings. 

Training №3 for VET Teachers 

The conversion to E-Learning for VET Teachers-training provided teachers with a platform to share tools they developed. It demonstrated the use of online learning platforms, interactive tools, and multimedia resources to support interactive learning activities and assessment tasks. More than 250 VET experts were selected and trained, 168 (74.6%) participants were successfully certified and assigned credit values by the MoES.  

All training was delivered online in the form of webinars, e-learning tools and cohesive working groups. 

Considering the extreme environmental challenges faced by all participants, including extensive electricity outages, the beneficiaries demonstrated professionalism, extreme resilience, and dedication. With a high level of motivation, all involved in the training programmes actively contributed to the online webinars and working-group sessions and produced high-quality home assignment outcomes.  

The facilitators of these training sessions were well-known TVET expert, such as Prof. Erwin Seyfried (Berlin School of Economics and Law), Oleg Bezruchko (freelance international trainer), and Gareth McGrath (Australian TVET expert).