SKILL-UP: Enhancing the skills system in Lebanon (extended version)
Despite rapid expansion in the provision of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Lebanon, the current TVET system does not meet the personal aspirations of youth and the needs of the local and regional labour markets.
The SKILL-UP programme, a joint effort of the ILO and the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, supports reform of the skills system in Lebanon. SKILL-UP Lebanon focuses on mainstreaming of entrepreneurship education through the Know About Business (KAB) programme, and training Lebanese and Syrian youth on market relevant skills.
Between 2019 and 2020, 63 school teachers underwent training on KAB programme. 644 youth benefited from KAB entrepreneurship education (Module 1 and 2) in 2020, while 14 participated in the pilot testing of the online version of the programme. Furthermore, 100 Syrian and Lebanese youth graduated and received certification from five technical and vocational courses: metal welding (15 graduates), steel setting (26 graduates), foreman for road maintenance and construction (24 graduates), plumbing (17 graduates), and glass installation (18 graduates).