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GDSI Limited, leading the consortium of EEO GROUP SA, Bridge Consulting LLP was assigned through the Skills and Job Project Management Unit of the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan to provide consulting service for the Development and Implementation of a Profiling Model for Employment Centers of the Republic of Kazakhstan thought the project entitled “Skills and Jobs” which is financed by the World Bank.

The objective is to improve employment outcomes and skills of target beneficiaries and to improve the relevance of technical and vocational education and training and higher education programs.

The project beneficiaries are individuals who are unemployed, unproductively self-employed, and current employees in need of training. On an institutional level, Employment centers (EC)/Employment units (EUs) and workforce training providers will receive support to enhance their capacity to better serve the beneficiaries. The project will contribute to the higher level, national goal of diversifying the economy and increasing the productivity and earning capacity of the working age population.

The project is governed by the Loan Agreement № 8490-KZ between the Republic of Kazakhstan (RK) and International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) with expecting closing date the 30 of June 2020.

The Project consists of the following components:

Component 1. Building the Foundation of a National Qualifications System aims at enhancing the institutional capacity for improving the relevance of technical and vocational education and training (TVET), higher education, and in-service training.

Component 2. Enhancing Skills for Improved Employment Outcomes and Productivity aims to provide relevant workforce training to unemployed persons, unproductively self-employed persons, and current employees in need of training determined and selected according to the criteria approved by the MLSPP of the RK.

Component 3. Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation

The objective is the development and implementation of a profiling model in employment centers of the Republic of Kazakhstan including rural district akimats.