Mr Mirwais Sarrah, Senior Technical Advisor to the Deputy Minister of MoLSAMD in Afghanistan, participated to the course on Anticipating and Matching Skills Needs held in Turin from 3 to 7 October 2016.

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Participants learnt about quantitative and qualitative methods, tools for skill needs anticipation and matching supply and demand of skills on the labour market. Topics covered during the course included systems of early identification of skill needs in a wider context of labour market information and intelligence, and related institutional frameworks.

In line with the “Turin Learning Approach” used by the International Training Centre of the ILO, the course was highly participatory and allowed for discussions, explorations and knowledge exchange with experts and fellow participants. The methodology was based on a combination of different learning methodologies, alternating presentations by recognized subject-matter specialists with interactive and participatory exercises, country examples, case studies and spaces for knowledge sharing and reflection. A study visit to a local TVET institution complemented the programme. In addition, participants were encouraged to bring with them any document they deemed interesting to share, in particular guides and reports on methodologies or anticipation exercises carried out in their countries.

The participation of Mr. Mirwais Sarrah to attend the course was supported with funds from the project “Promoting rural youth employment in Afghanistan” as part of the project’s global component, aimed at supporting capacity-building activities for policy planners and facilitators.