In 2013 ETF intervention in Kazakhstan will continue to strengthen participatory approaches from education and business for improving the attractiveness of VET, the quality of VET professionals at all levels as well as the quality of teaching, training and learning relevant to labour market needs. Actions will be integrated in further evolving governance and VET management approaches based on regionalisation, sectoralisation, institutionalisation and shared responsibility. They go in line with the recommendations agreed with the Kazakh Government in the framework of the Torino Process country reviews 2010 and 2012. The amendments of the Kazakhstan VET law of 2011 on cooperative VET and social partnership will provide the legal framework for these activities.
While in 2011 and 2012 ETF intervention in the 3 pilot regions Atyrau, Pavlodar and Ust-Kamenogorsk supported the creation of collaboration modalities for regional policy makers and policy implementers (education and business), in 2013 increasing diversity of VET forms in relation to local labour market conditions will be supported. Therefore specific parameters will be identified which require particular differentiation according to local needs. The awareness on evidence-based policy making will be enhanced, in particular in relation to the transition from school to work, in the framework of Torinet.