Project profile — Education for Employment - Economic and Social Development in Colombia


Colleges and Institutes Canada(previously named ACCC) (CA-CRA_ACR-0010011137)
2012-04-23 - 2017-12-29
Global Affairs Canada
NGM Americas

Country / region 

• Colombia (100.00%)


• Business And Other Services: Business support services and institutions (25010) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (significant objective)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


This project aims at implementing the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) model and mechanism that effectively responds to the needs of the Andean country Colombia. The organization works closely with national and regional governments, employers, unions and other agencies and associations related to employment, and with colleges and other pertinent educational institutions to: (1) reform and modernize the approach and delivery of TVET in Colombia by introducing a more decentralized and entrepreneurial approach to college management; (2) drive a dynamic and relevant change process in TVET management, curricula design and teaching practices; and (3) establish a collaborative regional network of institutional partners which would extend to other Latin American countries for further replicability and sustainability.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: Improved quality and delivery of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programs of the Ministry of Education and TVET pilot institutions to vulnerable female and male youth; Increased gainful employment, including self-employment, of graduates and particularly young women in jobs related to TVET training received.

Results achieved 

Results achieved as of March 2016 include: 1) competency-based model curricula developed with didactic materials in the areas of agriculture, environment and entrepreneurship; 2) applied research in water and soil analysis conducted for farming and food processing, and for green mining artisanal technology; and 3) increased pedagogical knowledge and technical know-how for 85 SENA from 17 SENA local training centers in gender-sensitive TVET training and occupational health.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $257,680
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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