Building Capacity for a Technologically Skilled Workforce
This partnership enhanced the flow of skilled technical trainers into Afghanistan’s rebuilding effort in Kabul, as well as in Kandahar, Nangahar, Balkh, and Herat, each of which is served by a regional university.
The partners collaborated to outline a technical workforce development program that encompasses infrastructure, education, engineering, and technology. Next, they developed a pilot test of train-the-trainer/needs assessment and validation workshops, and identified needed skills and vocational/technical and priorities at the four regional universities.
The partners then equipped Afghan trainers with the skills needed to conduct basic technical training to support rebuilding of Afghanistan’s infrastructure. In addition, the partners established communications systems for collaboration between colleagues in Kabul and the four regional Afghan institutions and developed a collaborative plan with the Afghan Ministers and higher education leaders to provide continued guidance on sub-baccalaureate technical education in Afghanistan.
At a Glance
Purdue University; Afghan Ministry of Education
May 2004–Dec 2006