Vocational Education and Training prepares young men and women with the relevant knowledge, skills and mindsets to successfully enter the workforce or to pursue higher education. 

Swisscontact’s Skills development projects contribute to the shift from supply-driven systems to ones that are market-oriented, responsive yet accessible and inclusive. Effective Vocational Education and Training and Labour Market Insertion systems fulfil social, economic and individual purposes which together support critical factors for inclusive growth: sustainable income, social harmony, competitiveness, and low unemployment rates. Women and young people, including vulnerable populations, are especially prioritised in the implementation of our activities. Through our interventions, we seek to promote sustainable labour market insertion services in enterprises, education and training providers and communities.

Our Projects

2013 - 2021
Initial vocational education and training
The Vocational Training Support Programme
The program financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and implemented by Swisscontact with the Ministry of Vocational Training and Employment (MVTE) aims to improve the employability of young people and the attractiveness of vocational training (VT). Started in June 2013, it brings together the main public VT providers, as...
2022 - 2026
Switzerland, Tunisia
Labour market insertion
Opportunities for qualified youth in Tunisia with assistance from the Tunisian diaspora
As part of its collaboration with Tunisia, the goal of the programme developed by the Swiss federal government is to bring the Tunisian diaspora on board for sustainable development in Tunisia and promote circular migration of young professionals between Tunisia and other countries in Europe.In addition to the challenges posed by large numbers of...
2020 - 2024
Labour market insertion
Coaching for employment and entrepreneurship 
Job placement for disadvantaged youth
The project aims to provide young women from vulnerable backgrounds in Morocco with opportunities for productive self-employment, so they become empowered to create resilient livelihoods for themselves.
2019 - 2024
Initial vocational education and training
The project enables 150 young women and men from three population groups to take part in a coaching cycle that teaches them basic skills to integrate into the labour market in the project areas of Tripoli and Beddawi in northern Lebanon.In Lebanon in 2018, 950 000 Syrian refugees were registered with the UNHCR, while approximately 250 000...