China, People's Republic of : Vocational Education-Enterprise Collaboration for Student Employment-Based Poverty Reduction in Gansu
The policy and advisory technical assistance (TA) aims to improve TVET-enterprise collaboration for student employment-based poverty reduction in Gansu province and to contribute practical experience and mechanisms toward wider poverty reduction through TVET education and employment in poorer parts of the PRC.
East Asia Department
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China, People's Republic of
|Project Name||Vocational Education-Enterprise Collaboration for Student Employment-Based Poverty Reduction in Gansu|
|Country / Economy||China, People's Republic of
|Project Type / Modality of Assistance||Technical Assistance
|Source of Funding / Amount||
|Strategic Agendas||Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Governance and capacity development
|Sector / Subsector||
Education / Education sector development - Education sector development - social protection initiatives - Technical and vocational education and training
|Gender||Effective gender mainstreaming|
|Description||The policy and advisory technical assistance (TA) aims to improve TVET-enterprise collaboration for student employment-based poverty reduction in Gansu province and to contribute practical experience and mechanisms toward wider poverty reduction through TVET education and employment in poorer parts of the PRC. Specifically, the TA would undertake policy analysis, multi-stakeholder surveys, in-depth field interviews, gender disaggregated data collection, TVET trainee tracking (admission to completion or certification and job placement), domestic experience exchanges and a domestic study tour, together with substantial consultation with domestic and international TVET education programs, government education and poverty reduction agencies at all levels, state-owned and private sector enterprises and specialists to (i) review relevant PRC and international policies, practices and experience on TVET-enterprise collaboration leading to better graduate job placement for poor students; (ii) interview relevant organizations and analyze available government education, employment, internship and apprenticeship data and poverty card records, to design and conduct well targeted surveys, interviews and small group discussions with TVET teachers, career advisors, poor students and their families, staff of industry associations, public and private sector enterprises and labor recruitment organizations within Gansu and in the East-West Poverty Reduction partner metropolis of Tianjin in the eastern PRC, to assess the status, capacity, interest, needs and recommendations of the 17 participating TVET schools, students, and partner enterprises in the Gansu TVET Modern Apprenticeship Scheme survey; (iii) develop a stronger TVET-enterprise cooperation framework for student employmentbased poverty reduction, including mechanisms, measures and methods for staff training and student contracting in the form of operational guidelines, procedures, monitoring criteria and indicators, sample contracts and a gender sensitive training manual; new incentives such as ranking and resourcing TVET schools based on the employment rating of graduates; and draw on these lessons to provide policy recommendations for enhanced scheme operation and improved student employment; and (iv) strengthen knowledge about the Gansu TVET-enterprise collaboration framework for student employmentbased poverty reduction. TA findings would be disseminated widely through stakeholder meetings, bilingual reports, media articles and knowledge products.|
|Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The TA directly supports the strategic goals of the Asian Development Bank CPS for the PRC (2016-2020). The CPS notes that ADB's country strategy will support improving the quality of TVET and strengthening pathways between TVET, universities, and enterprise to enhance skills and employability of the workforce and pilot comprehensive approaches to poverty reduction in ecologically fragile regions.|
A more effective national framework for TVET-based poverty reduction
|Description of Outcome||
TVETenterprise collaboration for student employment-based poverty reduction improved
|Progress Toward Outcome||It will be evaluated upon TA completion.|
|Description of Project Outputs||
Experience in TVETenterprise collaboration for student employment-based poverty reduction reviewed
Poverty reduction capacity of the Gansu TVET modern apprenticeship scheme assessed
TVETenterprise collaboration framework for student employment-based poverty reduction developed.
Knowledge about the Gansu TVETenterprise collaboration framework for student employment-based poverty reduction strengthened
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)||Three consultants were fielded in August 2017. The inception mission of the TA started from 4 Sep. The inception workshop was attended by EA staff, consultants, and 15 representatives from varies TVEs. After that, the Mission visited Vocational Education Park of Lanzhou and several TVEs. The Mission had also a short meeting with Mr. Hao Ping, the Deputy Governor of Gansu Province and Ms. Wang Haiyan, Director General of Provincial Education Bureau. The mid-term review workshop was held in October 2017. The reports were submitted and accepted by EA and ADB. The project was completed by end 2018 and the final report was submitted and accepted by both EA and ADB.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|During Project Design||Consultations with the executing agency were made frequently during project design.|
|During Project Implementation||The new ML and the EA had the first telecon on 7 Mar. to initiate the project implementation (final TA report, consultants candidates and next meeting time were discussed).|
|Consulting Services||In dialogue with GPED, ADB will recruit one international and six national consultants for a total of 44 person-months over a period of 23 months using individual consultant selection procedure and will consider lump sum payments/output based contracts in line with MTR Action Plan. Recruitment will be in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time) The following will be engaged on an intermittent basis: (i) an international expert on equity oriented technical education-enterprise collaboration (3 person-months); (ii) a national expert in PRC technical education-enterprise collaboration as team leader (12 person-months); (iii) a national specialist on technical education (8 person-months); (iv) a national specialist on poverty reduction policies and planning (8 person-months); (v) a national participatory rural poverty reduction and training specialist (7 person-months); (vi) a national legal advisor in contract law (1 person-month); and (vii) a national administrative and financial assistant (5 person-months). Up to 10 interviewers will be engaged for the TVET survey, TVET-enterprise cooperation survey, and poor TVET student and household survey on a short term basis.|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Yang, Xiaoyan|
|Responsible ADB Department||East Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||PRC Resident Mission (PRCM)|
Gansu Provincial Education Department
|Concept Clearance||22 Aug 2016|
|Fact Finding||27 Jul 2016 to 28 Jul 2016|
|Approval||14 Nov 2016|
|Last Review Mission||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2019|
|Approval||Signing Date||Effectivity Date||Closing|
|14 Nov 2016||07 Dec 2016||07 Dec 2016||31 Dec 2018||-||23 May 2019|
|Financing Plan/TA Utilization||Cumulative Disbursements|
|400,000.00||0.00||400,000.00||0.00||0.00||0.00||800,000.00||17 Jun 2022||256,351.67|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Vocational Education-Enterprise Collaboration for Student Employment-Based Poverty Reduction in Gansu: Technical Assistance Completion Report||TA Completion Reports||Apr 2020|
|Vocational Education-Enterprise Collaboration for Student Employment-Based Poverty Reduction in Gansu: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Dec 2016|
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