In cooperation with the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education (AVETAE) in Kosovo the workshop titled "Comprehensive Review of Short-Term Modular Programs for Adult Education (AE)" was held on September 11th and 12th, 2023. This workshop took place in the premises of "Sirius Hotel" in Pristina and was attended by a total of 17 participants, including representatives from the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and teachers from competence centers and vocational high schools in Kosovo.
The opening of this two-day workshop was made by Mrs. Fikrije Zymberi, the Director of the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education in Kosovo. She emphasized the work and contribution in the field of Adult Education and Training through continuous collaboration with the organization DVV International in Kosovo. Mrs. Zymberi also highlighted the importance of this workshop for the review of these two programs, which will be implemented in Centers of Competence. At the same time, Mrs. Rozafa Aliu, the project coordinator at DVV International, emphasized that DVV International remains committed to supporting these comprehensive modular programs for Adult Education. These programs provide adults with the opportunity to receive training and development in professions that align with individual needs and the labor market demands in Kosovo.
This workshop, in particular, was focused on the two short-term modular programs, "Electric Installer" and "Builder-Mason," developed during the previous year. These programs required a review and further adjustments to meet the specific needs of the participants. The modifications were made in accordance with the validated standards approved by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) and were aligned with the National Qualifications Framework in Kosovo.
Following the recommendations and evaluations from the workshop, specific areas within the modules that required improvement were identified. These improvements involved enhancing the module content, updating training materials, and aligning the modules with the participants' knowledge requirements, as well as with developments in the "Electrical Installer" and "Builder-Mason" professions.
The next recommendations that emerged from this workshop were related to Certification and Certificate Design. It is crucial to establish a transparent certification process for participants who successfully complete the training. This should involve designing clear certificates that outline the competencies and skills acquired during the training. Another important recommendation is the process of applying for accreditation. To ensure the program's recognition and credibility, it is essential to submit an accreditation application to the relevant authorities.
This process will require the submission of data and documentation needed to demonstrate that the program meets the standards set by the National Qualifications Authority.
The success achieved in these training programs enables students to obtain valid certificates and specialize effectively in these specific professions. This form of education offers adults the opportunity to enter the labor market, secure employment in the construction sector, initiate their entrepreneurial endeavors, or operate as independent entrepreneurs. Consequently, they possess the potential to contribute significantly job creation and support fellow community members.