Modernization of the Technical Vocational Training of the Cyprus Productivity Centre (CPC)

Project completed

The project aims at upgrading the Technical Vocational Training system in Cyprus. It supports the development of modern training packages, the development and installation of training facilities in renewable energy and energy conservation, and two Virtual Reality and Simulation Labo-ratories.
 

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Cyprus
Promoting economic growth and improving working conditions
VocationalTraining
Regional development and employment
01.09.2010 - 13.06.2017
CHF 1'599'700

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.

Background

Among the mam challenges faced by Cyprus for achieving the Lisbon employment objectives is the further development of human capital through the implementation, inter alia, of a life-long learning strategy. Despite the high educational level in Cyprus, a lack of association between basic education and vocational training and the labour market has been identified. This has resulted in imbalances between supply and demand on the labour market, both at the level of productive sectors/ sub-sectors and at the level of occupations. The relevant interventions envisaged in the National Strategic Reference Framework for Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 under the Thematic Priority "Human Resources, Employment and Social Cohesion" aim, inter alia, to the strengthening/ improvement of human resources and to increasing the adaptability of workers, enterprises and businessmen.

Objectives

The modernization of the Technical Vocational Training system of the Cyprus Productivity Centre, and the enhancement of its capacity in order to be able to offer opportunities for ab-initio ("from the beginning") training, upgrading, and eventually certification

Target groups

Young persons that need intensive training to enter the labour market, persons of groups at risk of social exclusion, professionals who seek training for upgrading their skills.

Activities

The project will finance the development and installation of 1) a technical vocational training workshop, equipped with state-of-the-art technical vocational training facilities in renewable energy and energy conservation at the CPC in Larnaka; 2) develop and install two Virtual Reality and Simulation Laboratories in the CPC in Nicosia and in Limassol; 3) design and develop modern training packages; 4) design and implement training of trainers program; and 5) develop and install an IT-based effective management for the support of the technical vocational training at the CPC.

Results

Achieved results:  

  • Two Simulation Laboratories are installed in the CPC Nicosia and Limassol and training packages are updated


Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Swiss Contribution to the enlarged EU
Project partners Contract partner
Foreign state institution
  • National State Institute North


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   1'599'700 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'599'700
Project phases

Phase 1 01.09.2010 - 13.06.2017   (Completed)