Education for Employment, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Education for Employment, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Strengthening educational institutional management capacities through a training program in modern educational policies

On December 16, the Education for Employment in BiH Project hosted the second meeting of the Human Resources Development Working Group (WG) in Sarajevo. The WG discussed and supported the Operational Plan for conducting a pilot project of external examination of school students in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A proposal to develop a general framework for monitoring and evaluating development programs in the education system in BiH was also accepted, and the members of this WG will be intensely working on this task over the next few months.

The WG members also examined the need to strengthen management capacity in education ministries and pedagogical institutes. As a result, a proposal for a training programme in modern educational policies, aimed at the management structures of these institutions, was accepted.

This training programme will include modules in four priority areas: Educational Reforms and Policies, Strategic Planning and Project Management, Change Management in the Education System, and Monitoring and Evaluation of Reform Processes. The training program will be implemented once the Project Steering Committee accepts and approves it.

One of the goals of the EU funded Education for Employment in BiH Project is to improve human resources in the education sector. Although human resources in ministries and educational institutions have been regularly trained as part of their professional development, so far there has been no targeted and systematic training in above mentioned areas, which are relevant to the EU integration process.

In order to overcome the high unemployment rate and a huge mismatch of the education and training systems with the demands of the labour market, the EU funded project “Education for Employment, BiH” aims to produce human resources in line with the labour market needs in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The project will assist BiH authorities in improving capacity and structure for planning the educational process and quality of educational outcomes.