Country: Kyrgyz Republic
Project location within country: Bishkek and Karakol
Duration: April 2000 - March 2003
Budget: Approximate value of services: $800,000 CDN
Project status: Complete

Project description

Project objectives:

  • Establish effective training relationships between local employers and training institutions
  • Develop appropriate policy decentralizing skills training management to local and regional levels
  • Improve institutional capacity for labour market analysis and responsive curriculum development processes
  • Improve training institutions’ capacity to market and deliver their extension services to employers and the general population


To assist the transition to a market economy in Kyrgyzstan through the development of a sustainable skills training system responsive to employer labour market needs.


Client: Canadian International Development Agency

Partners: Issy Kul State University, Institute of Economics and Management (IEM) and Ministry of Labour and Social Protection

Associated firm: Southern Alberta Institute of Technology


Saskatchewan Polytechnic worked with the Institute of Economics and Management (IEM) to develop accounting training programs that reflected the local labour market need. The project developed new extension programs for Kyrgyz accountants to adhere to new legal requirements and maintain their employment. These training programs generated revenue for IEM and ensured the institute’s extension programming sustainability. This more vital linkage with the local labour market demand has resulted in further training program offerings based on identified community potential for employment and self-employment. 

Contact us

Angela Wojcichowsky, Director, International Partnerships & Projects 
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Saskatoon Campus, 20th St.
200 – 226 – 20th Street East | PO Box 1520,
Saskatoon SK  S7K 0R6 Canada

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