Training of Trainers (ToT) for vocational courses.

For five consecutive days, December 2-6th 2013, Milieukontakt Albania conducted a ToT for capacity building of local potential trainers for further development of four vocational courses. The training was part of the project "Rural Inclusive Socio Economic opportunities (RISE - OP), implemented by the Municipality of Përmet, Milieukontakt Albania and CESVI.

The training aimed in building knowledge and skills for 12 local trainers to conduct professional courses and support for the development of curricula’s in specific themes: wood, stone, pyrography, and copper works, embroidery, straw works, tourist basic services, local guides and English language. Adult learning cycle was the methodology applied that helped not only to involve and activate participants, to give multiple methods, but also in the step by step process of 8 curricula design. Two experienced trainers, Rrezearta Ago and Andrian Vaso expressed satisfaction on the progress of participants and on the adaption to the methodology along the training period. Professional skills of local trainers received combined with techniques and programs that will be developed will be a key to success and will precise solid basis of development of these courses in the future.

Local trainers, identified during the mapping analyze of the values of handicrafts and tourism services held at the beginning of the project will transmit knowledge and skills in four months of professional courses to be held in February-May 2014. 100 rural women and unemployed youth will be selected based on application criteria to be trained in vocational courses in making crafts, delivering basic tourism services and production of traditional products.

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