Employability and Lifelong Learning in Technical and Vocational Professions: A Joint Partnership Research Project in Austria and Ethiopia

A cooperative research project in Austria (Universität Klagenfurt) and Ethiopia (Addis Ababa University), funded by OeAD (program: "Cooperation Research Development"), with two research objectives:
(1) Qualification Research related to outcomes of formal education systems (TVET), and employability (skill development, school-to-work transition, curricula development, qualification of TVET teachers and trainers, competence-oriented training structures);
(2) Country-specific development and implementation of National Qualifications Frameworks (NQF) and their relation to TVET, continuing education/workplace learning and the labour market;

In this project, gender as a relevant structural category for understanding and analyzing educational success, labor market participation/employability and social justice is taken into consideration. In the “Employability Study”, carried out by the Ethiopian partner, gender is a variable within the survey. The SDG goals include the achievement of gender equality and empowerment of women/girls and ensuring inclusive and equitable education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. So, gender is a relevant category for understanding and analyzing TVET participation and labor market related data within the work of the Austrian partner (educational permeability through/within NQF), amongst others such as class or age.

Schlagworte: Vocational Education and Training, Lifelong Learning, Skill Development, National Qualifications Frameworks, Comparative Educational Research
Kurztitel: ÖAD WTZ Austausch Äthiopien 10/2019
Zeitraum: 01.11.2020 - 31.10.2023
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MitarbeiterInnen Funktion Zeitraum
Monika Kastner (intern)
  • 01.11.2020 - 31.10.2023
Peter Schlögl (intern)
  • wiss. Mitarbeiter/in
  • 01.11.2020 - 31.10.2023
Yekunoamlak Alemu Woldeyohanis (extern)
  • wiss. Mitarbeiter/in
  • 01.11.2020 - 31.10.2023
Befekadu Zeleke Kidane (extern)
  • wiss. Mitarbeiter/in
  • 01.11.2020 - 31.10.2023
Demoze Degefa Alemu (extern)
  • wiss. Mitarbeiter/in
  • 01.11.2020 - 31.10.2023


Projekttyp Forschungsförderung (auf Antrag oder Ausschreibung)
Förderungstyp §27
  • Grundlagenforschung
  • Angewandte Forschung
  • 503005 - Berufspädagogik
  • 503006 - Bildungsforschung
  • Bildungsforschung
Genderrelevanz 50%
  • Science to Science (Qualitätsindikator: I)
Klassifikationsraster der zugeordneten Organisationseinheiten:
Arbeitsgruppen Keine Arbeitsgruppe ausgewählt



Organisation Adresse
Addis Ababa University
Addis Ababa
ET  Addis Ababa