Labour market, education and vocational training

Vocational training is increasingly influenced by the forces of globalisation. Governments are having to turn their attention to continuing the development, improvement and adaptation of workers’ skills. DMI Associates is becoming increasingly involved in the education and training sector: both of which are major levers for transforming societies.

Many of the projects delivered by DMI Associates include significant elements related to education and training. As a result, we have acquired, over time, proven expertise in these fields. We have worked primarily in:

  • Reform of training policies (initial and ongoing training of civil servants, skills development, changing education and adaptation to new technologies),
  • Development of higher education (quality assurance, credit transfer systems and internationalisation of university curricula, as well as international scientific cooperation),
  • Development of continuing vocational and technical training to improve the employability of individuals and the alignment between training and employment in local labour markets, particularly in relation to current migration issues and skill requirements.

In these fields, DMI Associates is involved with various donors (notably the European Union, World Bank, United Nations and World Trade Organisation). DMI is the preferred partner of the European Training Foundation.

DMI Associates’ expertise covers the following fields:

  • Capacity building in Vocational and Technical Education and Training (VET) and education policies,
  • National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF) and their approximation with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF),
  • Curriculum design and upgrade,
  • TVET governance reforms (institutional organisation, financing, legal framework, including the legal and regulatory framework for internships),
  • On-the-job learning (apprenticeship and work-based training, internships, on-site training),
  • National and European Reference Framework for Quality Assurance, for vocational and technical training institutes,
  • Support for the development of continuing training for VET teachers and e-learning.

DMI Associates also provides a variety of advisory services on labour market and employment issues. By strengthening the link between skills and labour market needs, DMI Associates has developed a unique expertise that draws heavily on a broad network of international experts.