Applying the G20 Training Strategy in Jordan (Phase 2)

Jordan initiates industry-led process to develop occupational standards

Article | Amman, Jordan | 12 March 2020
AMMAN - 10 and 11 March 2020 - The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Project “Applying the G20 Training Strategy: A Partnership of the ILO and the Russian Federation” (Phase 2) funded by the Russian Federation together with the Sector Skills Council (SSC) for the Chemicals’ and Cosmetics’ Sector in Jordan facilitated an industry-led qualification’s development process, which was initiated with a workshop held at the W Amman Hotel. The 2-day workshop is a step towards developing more demand driven qualifications within the Chemicals and Cosmetics Sector. Twenty participants nominated by the SSC attended the workshop.

Through this workshop, participants were trained on facilitating DACUM sessions and developing an occupational standard for a Lab Technician. During the event, the Chairman of the NSSC and Representative of the Chemical & Cosmetics sector at the Jordan Chamber of Industry Mr. Ahmad Albess stressed the importance of developing the occupational standards for the sector: “The workshop aimed at increasing the capacity of the Chemical & Cosmetics sector to recruit and absorb a number of Jordanian workers in all areas of the industry, this will increase the growth of the sector and achieve its desired goals.”

The ‘Applying the G20 Training Strategy: A Partnership of the ILO and the Russian Federation’ Project (; covers seven countries-beneficiaries, including Jordan. It contributes to meeting the Russian government’s commitment to the G20 Development Working Group on HRD, aims to strengthen further the skills and employability development systems and to address the priorities identified in consultation with the key stakeholders in each of the project countries. The Project’s major strategy is developing the capacity of policy makers, staff of relevant ministries and technical agencies in the areas relevant to the above project outcomes. For Jordan, these outcomes are closely linked to the objectives of the National Strategy for Human Resource Development (NSHRD 2015-2025), particularly in the area of Technical, Vocational Education, and Training (TVET).