Project B12

Coordination of services to promote academic success

Cégep Edouard-MontpetitCollège Montmorency

Coordination of services to promote academic success

The local partners for this project were the Instituto Superior Honorio Delgado Espinoza, the Instituto Superior Pedro P. Díaz, the Ministry of Education from Peru and the Regional Education Office of Arequipa.
The project’s primary objective was the implementation of the Well-being and Employability Units (UBEs) in two Institutos de Educación Superior Tecnológico Públicos (IESTP) in Arequipa, Peru: the Instituto Superior Honorio Delgado Espinoza and the Instituto Superior Pedro P. Díaz. The initiative is in response to a ministerial resolution (428-2018-MINEDU) that provides for the establishment of a service to support academic success and employability.
These institutes in Arequipa were used as pilot sites for the implementation of a national strategy that could be replicated throughout the country, especially in the 26 new institutes of excellence (IDEX) that were designated in 2017 in each region of Peru.



Participatory diagnoses were carried out on academic success and well-being and on support services for employability and labour market integration, with a particular focus on women. In addition, two action plans were developed and implemented at each institute: one on academic success and well-being and the other on employability and labour market integration. In parallel, a Well-being and Employability Unit (Unidad de Bienestar y de Empleabilidad; UBE) was created or strengthened at each institute.

It's something to be proud of!

1 289 students

and 136 teachers surveyed as part of a needs assessment around academic success and employability services

3 explanatory videos

presenting Canadian best practices around educational success and student well-being


Execution of an inter-institutional cooperation agreement with the Regional Labour and Employment Promotion Management Office, for enhancing the employability and integration of IESTP students into the labour market.


What is the objective of the Interinstitutional Cooperation Agreement signed with IESTP Honorio Delgado Espinoza?

“Recently there was a legal provision that updated institutes’ licences… Now that they are registered, they can work as employment centres. […] What we want is for as many technical or vocational graduates as possible to secure a formal job as soon as possible.”
José Luis Carpio Quintana

José Luis Carpio Quintana

Regional Manager of Labour and Employment Promotion, Arequipa



Hear what they say about it
Dr. Juana Teresa Zeballos Zapana
Director General of the Instituto de Educación Superior Tecnológico Público Honorio Delgado Espinoza (IESTP-HDE), Peru

Quality of technical and vocational education and training (TVET)