‘Modernisation of Vocational Education and Training Infrastructure in Ukraine’ Project (component 3 of ‘EU4Skills’ Program)
Implementation period: 10.10.2019-09.12.2025
Project budget: 19, 4 mln Euro 
The Project Beneficiary: the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine
The Project Executing Agency: KfW through the Ukrainian Social Investment Fund (USIF)

The Project objective: creation of a modern vocational education and training infrastructure that increases the attractiveness of vocational education and training among students and creates a basis for effective education, focusing on skills in occupations that are in demand on the Ukrainian labour market.

Territory of implementation: Poltava, Mykolaiv, Vinnytsia, Rivne, Lviv, Chernivtsi regions.

The current Project status

Currently, 13 VET institutions (schools) are planned to be modernized under the Project. Modernization of 8 VET schools envisages construction works execution and procurement of equipment. 5 VET schools are to be  modernized by equipment supply.

As part of modernization of 8 VET institutions, located in Chernivtsi, Vinnytsia, Rivne, Drohobych, Stryi, and Kremenchuk, design and estimate documentation is developed and tenders for procurement of construction works are held. The tender proposals evaluation reports within 5 subprojects are prepared and contracts for construction works execution are signed. As of now the dismantling works at the facilities of the institutions are completed already, reconstruction works are in progress.

In the course of modernization of the vocational training institution in Chernivtsi, sewing equipment for the workshops is purchased. The suppliers of machine tools for the workshops of VET school in Kremenchuk is selected and the contracts are signed.

In order to modernize VET schools of Zastavna, Reshetylivka, Nova Odesa and Myrhorod, some agricultural machinery, including harvesters, grain, corn and sunflower harvesters, tractors, pneumatic seeders, trucks, etc., is purchased and delivered. Some construction (including road) equipment, namely: backhoe loader, bulldozers, truck crane, grader, excavator, is procured and supplied to Sarny VET school.

In agreement with KfW and the Project Beneficiary, a part of the project funds are allocated for implementation of an emergency aid package for IDPs, providing for procurement and supply of furniture, electrical goods, textile products, etc. for furnishing the dormitories of some VET institutions. In connection with the russian military aggression against Ukraine, measures on modernisation of 2 VET institutions of Zaporizhzhia region remain suspended. Because of the invasion and its consequences, there is a lag in the implementation of the Project measures.

Public consultation of environmental, social, health and safety (ESHS) documents within the Project
USIF invites all stakeholders to express their proposals for the Stakeholder Engagement Plan for EU4Skills Project, which serves as a basis for planning and implementing activities to involve stakeholders during the implementation of subprojects.
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USIF invites stakeholders to express their proposals for an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (including an Environmental and Social Management Plan) within the subprojects:
Modernisation of infrastructure of the State Educational Institution “Melitopol Higher Vocational School” (Zaporizhzhia region)
Modernisation of infrastructure of the State Educational Institution “Zaporizhzhia Polytechnical Centre for Vocational Education” (Zaporizhzhia region)
Modernisation of infrastructure of Chernivtsi Higher Vocational School of Radio Electronics
Modernisation of infrastructure of Vinnytsia Higher Vocational School of Services
Modernisation of infrastructure of Vinnytsia Interregional Higher Vocational School
Modernisation of infrastructure of Higher Vocational School No. 19, Drohobych
Modernisation of infrastructure of Higher Vocational School No. 34, Stryi
Modernisation of infrastructure of Rivne Higher Vocational School of Restaurant Service and Trade
Modernisation of infrastructure of Higher Vocational School No. 7, Kremenchuk
Modernisation of infrastructure of Vocational School No. 44, Myrhorod by purchasing machinery and equipment