The ECIB Programme focuses on improving the qualitative and quantities aspects of work-based learning practices at the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) programmes in Palestine, which is aligned to the national TVET strategy and the five-year plan of relevant ministries (MoEHE & MoL).
Within this context and to support the objectives of ECIB programme, BTC was intended to support the MoEHE and MoL in reviewing and assessing the work-based learning legislation in Palestine, and develop the needed bylaws, to bridge the gaps in the regulatory framework for WBL.
The main objective of this assignment was to explore and diagnose the need for a specialized law and legislation on TVET field, as well as in outlining the main axes of this law and the key contents to be addressed by its legal articles. For achieving this objective, it was necessary to start with diagnosis the current situation of legal framework that governs TVET sector in Palestine through conducting a comprehensive diagnostic study, and then starting the development of necessary bylaws and legislation based on the results of the diagnostic study. More specifically, the assignment was aimed to:
1- Analyze of the current status of development of drafting law on TVET and align with efforts of GIZ and ILO .
2- Assess of the Labor Law No.7 regarding contractual and regulatory arrangements for WBL;
3- Prepare of Bylaw to the Labor Law No.7 or other such legislation in order to cover company-based apprenticeship and all other forms of WBL, as well as a legal basis for any future incentive for employee and apprentices;
4- Draft potential by-law for various forms of WBL practices in the education and higher education law;
5- Draft of a potential separate act on apprenticeship, in line with examples from many countries around the world;
6- Consultation with ongoing labor law reform process in Palestine to ensure consistent approach;
7- Draft by-law to improve the inspection and complaints tools in order to ensure compliance for both employer and trainee
• Conducting desk Review, through GCT consultant team will collect the relevant literatures form the projects-related documents such as (existing legal framework and all related laws and legislations to WBL scheme and TVET sector in Palestine, rules and legal reference procedures of Palestinian TVET institutions, annual project’s report and related documents, the relevant previous research studies to TVET sector and WBL scheme, and benchmark Regional and International laws and best practices).
• Prepare an analytical literature review report (Diagnostic report).
• Conducting number of interviews with respective institutions, parties and key active actors in Palestinian TVET sector (Field work and Data Collection).
• Conducting a workshop with students and trainers in TVET institutions, legal advisors and staff in charge at these institutions.
• Conducting field visits to TVET institutions to directly observe their work procedures and adopted practices.
• Analyzing, classifying and revising the collected data during the fieldwork in order to be used in preparing the draft of new legal framework to organize TVET and WBL scheme.
• Preparing summary of the Fieldwork Analysis, and the First Draft of New Legal Framework (Laws & Bylaws).
• Preparing and development the final new legal framework