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EBRD seeking consultant to support vocational education at Albania's APM

EBRD seeking consultant to support vocational education at Albania's APM WindCutter turbine welding. Source: Sauer Energy Inc, Twitter account: @sauer_energy

TIRANA (Albania), December 6 (SeeNews) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) said on Thursday it is seeking a consultant to provide support to Albanian metals manufacturing company APM Welding Academy to establish its own vocational school.

“The assignment is expected to start in February 2019 and be carried out within an overall estimated duration of 15-18 months,” the EBRD said in a press release.

The estimated cost of the assignment is up to 75,000 euro ($85,046), exclusive of VAT, with the contract to be financed by Japan-EBRD Technical Cooperation Funds.

The consultant will help APM establish its own vocational school offering welding qualifications, work-based learning and employment opportunities to young people throughout their local area, the EBRD explained.

The main objectives of the assignment are: develop the necessary training and learning materials to be delivered via the new welding academy (in line with international best practices); train an initial cohort of trainers and organise and observe the debut year of training programme delivery; and develop a local outreach plan to attract young women and men into the programme.

EBRD said it recently agreed to support a loan for APM, a manufacturer of fabricated metals established in January 2012 and operating in the southwestern town of Patos.

($ = 0.88176 euro)