The Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Forsah TVET) Program is a program implemented by International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) in the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, in partnership of with the Business Women Forum-Palestine (BWF), Bethlehem Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI), An-Najah Company for Consultancy and Technical Studies (NajahPal), Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (VT), DAI Global, and Development Gateway (DG). Forsah TVET is a five-year program (2023- 2027) made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The goal of Forsah TVET program is to support technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions to better prepare Palestinians graduates for the labor market, and to productively engage in local and regional economies. By enhancing TVET institution’s capacity to respond to the needs of the private sector, creating partnerships between TVET institutions, private sector firms, and youth in specific sectors, and increasing enrollment in TVET program. Forsah TVET will help supply skilled TVET graduates and create an enabling environment for sustainable supply-demand linkages and meaningful youth participation.
As part of the Forsah TVET intermediate results, aiming to create partnerships between TVET institutions, the private sector and youth; the Business Women Forum (BWF) is seeking a Business Service Provider (BSP) to design, document and implement a sustainable Mentorship Program. The Mentorship Program will build the mentorship capacity of Palestinian businesswomen, female private sector leaders and noticeable TVET alumni to mentee female students of TVET institutions for better employment /career growth.
The Mentorship Program should qualify and certify 45 Mentors from BWF network of female-led SMEs to provide mentoring and counseling services for at least 400 matched female students from 12 TVET institutions to increase their employability capabilities. In addition to building the capacity of at least 4 BWF team as mentors and mentors’ trainers within the framework of this program to ensure the program sustainability.
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