About the programme
Learning skills, aiming high
In a tough jobs market young people need to prove they have the professional skills to succeed. However, we know the gap between education and the workplace is a wide one.
Our Skills for Employability projects and partnerships are designed to improve young people in Tunisia's employability skills and develop the entrepreneurial talents to help bridge that gap.
Our projects and events include:
The British Council will work with strategic partners in Tunisia to establish new International Skills Partnerships between organisations in Tunisia and the UK (universities, vocational training organisations, employers, NGOs, skills agencies, awarding organisations, amongst others) to focus on the development of soft skills for young people.
The partnerships, which will run from June 2014 to June 2015, might each have a difference focus each, dependent on the specific combination of stakeholders involved and the nature of their collective needs and priorities.
However, all partnerships will have a pivotal focus on skills for employability and include, as appropriate: benchmarking to international standards; capacity building for teachers and trainers; development of curriculum and supporting materials; assessment and quality assurance; accreditation/certification; and evaluation of impact. It is expected that the development of English language skills will also be a strong element for some of the partnerships.