Strengthening capacity of TVET teaching and management staff to enhance development and provision of curricula and programs by HEs & TVETs in the Jordanian horticulture sector
The proposed project combines the objectives of promoting horticulture growth and sustainable & equitable water use. It concentrates on enhancing horticulture curricula and programs of two TVETs and one Higher Education providers. The focus of the project is to strengthen the technical capacities of their teaching staff and management to successfully provide these courses and educate young people in the field of horticulture sector development and optimizing water efficiency and wastewater re-use for irrigation. Curricula and courses will be strongly based on assessed needs in the horticulture labour market.
The project consortium and TVETs will focus collaboration on five key themes of horticulture sector development and optimizing water efficiency and wastewater re-use for irrigation: 1) technologies for water efficiency and waste water re-use for agriculture (skills, technology transfer, professional PP network); 2) innovation, entrepreneurship & employability; 3) full horticulture value chain development and skills needs; 4) occupational & certification standards and matching industry-skills needs, incl. dual system & apprenticeship approach; 5) gender, youth & marginalized groups incl. refugees. This approach will be institutionalized by a Dutch-Jordan Triple helix platform, with stakeholders from the education, private, and public sectors.
Type of service provided:
The project’s focus is on teacher training, Hogeschool van Amsterdam takes a lead in this in the project. Jointly with CINOP and Maastricht School of Management the project has full expertise to improve and develop capacity building and training curricula, and train teaching staff and management to provide these. Because horticulture sector development and optimizing water efficiency and wastewater re-use for irrigation is a complex field, technical training expertise is brought in by Dutch content experts: Q-Point, Profyta (horticulture), and Acacia Water (water efficiency). Curricula and courses will be based on needs assessments carried out among companies and organizations in the horticulture industry. Entrepreneurship, self-employment, internships and apprenticeship are key elements in the full capacity development process.