Bonn, 30 July 2022 (TDI): Through the Build4Skills project, GIZ is committed to placing trainees in construction companies and providing further training and certification in Pakistan and Mongolia.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) working with Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) Islamabad to promote work-place based training on construction sites in Pakistan.

The private sector has no influence on the development of vocational education and training in many of Germany’s development cooperation partners.

Government organizations almost usually set programs and testing criteria and frequently fall short to meet the demands of the private sector.

The state frequently has primary responsibility for funding vocational education and training. However, companies must participate to guarantee that training courses meet to requirements set out by the private sector.

Build4Skills is working in Mongolia and Pakistan

The construction sector is a significant market for employment and training, with more than 220 million workers globally.

Build4Skills supports practical training in Pakistan and Mongolia in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Siemens, and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Build4Skills is dedicated to using building techniques for practical training exercises. The project also utilizes construction techniques for practical training and uses significant infrastructure projects in Asia as training sites.

Build4Skills is working with its partners in Mongolia to provide training in construction companies. Together with Mongolia’s Ministry of Labor and Social Protection, they also certify informally acquired skills. They will provide further training for in-company trainers.

In Pakistan, to run training sessions on didactics and workplace safety, Build4Skills worked with the bilateral project Support to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Sectors, which is creating Centers of Excellence (CoEs).

Additionally, Build4Skills has contributed to the development of a national qualifications framework for masonry, formwork, and scaffolding.

Build4Skills and Siemens Pakistan together developed a joint initiative called, Shana Bashana. The initiative encourages the inclusion of women and girls in many infrastructures sector

Build4Skills for practical vocational education and training in the construction industry serve as a guide for future initiatives.