Harmonization of ICT education in Moldova with labor market demands

Educational Center PRO DIDACTICA in partnership with National Association of ICT Companies (ATIC) and with the financial support of the Austrian Development Agency intends to implement the project “Advancing quality in ICT vocational education in Moldova”.

Among problems and challenges of the VET sector, one of the most important ones is the problem of quality of knowledge and practical skills of the young ICT specialists. In order to solve these problems we consider important to mobilize the potential we have and through an effective partnership between EC PRO DIDACTICA, Ministry of Education, vocational institutions and ATIC as representatives of IT companies to operate some changes in the system.

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the harmonization of ICT education in Moldova with labor market demands. The project purpose is to support the qualitative improvement of content and process of ICT professional education in 5+1 institutions (colleges and vocational schools), thus fostering the improvement of quality of knowledge and practical skills of the young ICT specialists.

The expected results of the project are:

  • Improved, updated curricula for ICT specializations, relevant for market needs developed in beneficiary colleges with involvement of ICT companies’ representatives;
  • Improved practical skills of IT students updated to labor market demands through enrollment of trained students in private sector;
  • Awareness about the possibility to get a Career in ICT at a VET institution raised;
  • Updated IT laboratories;
  • Improved teaching of IT and English language, using modern methods.

Implementation period of the project: December 2012 – May 2015.

The overall objective of the project is: 

To contribute to the harmonization of ICT vocational education in Moldova with labor market demands.

The project purpose is: 

To support the qualitative improvement of content and process of ICT professional education in 6 institutions (colleges and vocational schools), thus fostering the improvement of quality of knowledge and practical skills of the young ICT specialists.

Taking into consideration the specific of the project, one of the direct activities to be implemented is: updated IT laboratories in the selected institutions.

In this context, ATIC is in search of a company/ trainer with background in the relevant fields to deliver TOT trainings for a group of up to 10 vocational education professors who will further deliver these courses inside their schools, in the following areas:

  • .Net fundamentals;
  • HTML5 App Development Fundamentals;
  • Cofiguring Advanced Windows Servers;
  • Java and Javascript fundamentals.

The language of delivery should be Romanian or Russian. The application can be submitted for one or several topics mentioned above. The training period is expected to take place in the period of April-June 2015.

Deliverables:

  • Course Materials;
  • Course Program;
  • Report containing the outcomes and evaluation/performance of future trainers;
  • Recommendation report;
  • Proposal on further courses implementation and development in vocational institutions.

Proposals

Contacts and Procedures

Interested Vendors/Consultants are requested to express interest in responding to this proposal as soon as possible to the contracting contact below, by confirming via electronic mail that they have received the RfP documents and that they intend to submit a proposal by the deadline specified below.

The electronic mail should state the name of the Prime Contractor and provide contact details for any future correspondence in relation to this RfP. Please note that this correspondence will not be used as part of the evaluation process.

Organizers contracting contact:

Ana Chirita

Executive Director of Moldovan Association of ICT companies (ATIC)

28, Maria Cibotari, of 1B, Chisinau MD 2012, Republic of Moldova

Phone/Fax: +373 22 887000,

E-mail: executive@ict.md

Website: www.atic.md

Vendor Information to be included in the proposal

All interested vendors must include in their proposals:

  • Corporate overview – legal name, year of creation, number of employees, other information they might find relevant;
  • Services – description of all services and products supplied;
  • Markets served – description of geographic/industry markets served;
  • Partners – list of current event-related suppliers and partners’;
  • Customer & Activity References – a list of other similar activities previously done or reference of the people involved in the project about doing similar activities;
  • Offer, including a clear breakdown of courses expenses.

Individual consultants should submit:

  • CV;
  • Proposal including overview of vision on implementing and achieving the above mentioned tasks, references to other similar activities completed;
  • Other relevant information;
  • Offer, including a clear breakdown of courses expenses.

Submission procedures

An electronic copy of the Proposal document in English, clearly marked Name/Surname/VET Project, should be sent by electronic mail not later than March 16, 2015 to the contact noted above.

Proposals submitted by any other method and/or in any other way or beyond the specified deadline will be rejected.

Source: ATIC
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