€20,000 Funding to Mentor a College Cluster in Botswana or Mauritius or Vietnam or Pakistan

European Union funded VET Toolbox Project

About the opportunity

Competitive call for a fantastic global partnership opportunity.

Building on a tried-and-tested and highly successful initial mentoring partnership between Hertford Regional College in the UK and colleges in Vietnam, we are delighted to announce four new British Council-facilitated mentoring partnership opportunities in four countries around the world to run over a year from September 2020 to September 2021. The college clusters to be mentored are in Botswana, Mauritius, Vietnam and Pakistan.

This is an excellent opportunity for a UK-based Further Education College or Training Organisation looking to build a network and capacity to work globally. Mentoring partnerships will be facilitated remotely using web conferenciing software and other technology tools and will focus on the theme of private sector engagement. 

The successful institutions will be matched and partnered with a cluster of three to four colleges overseas to provide mentoring support for 12 months. The cluster will produce a joint action plan to work to during this time and complete a self-evaluation report. The British Council locally and in the UK will provide ongoing advice and guidance as required throughout the partnership to help ensure partnerships run smoothly and deliver maximum benefit.

The institutions to be mentored in Botswana, Mauritius, Pakistan and Vietnam are detailed below.


1. Baralong Brigade 

2. Maun Technical College 

3. Selibe Phikwe Technical College 

4. Nswazwi Brigade 


1. Polytechnics Mauritius 

2. Institutes of Technical Education

3. Mauritius Qualifications Authority

4. Ministry of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology


1. Construction Technology Training Institute

2. Government College of Technology 

3. Karachi tools dyes and moutlds centre 

4. Shipyard Training School


1. Hanoi Industrial Vocational College 

2. Hue Tourism College (HUETC) 

3. Kien Giang Vocational College 

4. Korea Vocational Technology College of Bacgiang (VKTECH) 

About VET Toolbox Partnerships

The European Union funded VET Toolbox Project promotes demand-driven and inclusive vocational education and training, with expertise sharing and working together at its heart. The British Council recognises that Further Education Colleges and Training Organisations have a key role to play in providing institutional support as part of our technical assistance work in the VET sector overseas.

Application deadline

Please download the Application form from the Download section below and submit it at skills@britishcouncil.org by 10 July 2020, 5.00pm (UK time). Please state VET Toolbox Partnership in the email subject line when submitting.