Focussing on the Sahel Region, the project «Support to the Global Initiative for Decent Youth Employment» is the first project conducted by the International Labour Office (ILO) under the Globlal Initiative. Funded by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the project is intended to help drive job creation and facilitate access to employment for young people in the Sahel region.
In Burkina Faso, the project focuses improving the quality of apprenticeshipsby placing greater emphasis on the dual-track VET model, which combines classroom instruction at vocational schools with workplace training at host companies. The ILO considers that the quality of VET programmes rests on six essential and interrelated building blocks:
- meaningful social diaglogue;
- clear roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders;
- a robust regulatory framework;
- equitable funding arrangements;
- strong labour market relevance;
The study conducted by SFIVET researcher Mergim Jahiu with Burkinabe consultant Jean-Martin Coulibaly examines second building block onroles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders in Burkina Faso’s dual-track VET system.
The study considers the roles and responsibilities of the various stakeholders and creates an initial outline of the public-private partnership from various angles : VET system governance, training course design and implementation, and evaluation of the VET system as a whole. Finally, the study also includes a series of recommendations on how to better allocate roles and consolidate the existing public-private partnership.