The focus of CEDP is to improve the capacity of the National University college system to plan, manage, implement, and monitor its institutional programs and strengthen the foundation for the next phase of development activities. The Project supports the development of a Strategic Plan for the College Subsector, to provide directions and goals for the college education subsector and a consensus-based plan of action.
Through the availability of competitive grants, CEDP promotes institution-led activities that focus on creating quality teaching learning environment in government and non-government colleges. The Institutional Development Grants (IDGs) will focus on areas, such as: (a) upgrading basic teaching-learning facilities and Internet connectivity; (b) improving market relevance of college education through development of soft skills of students and linkages with the industry/employers; (c) introducing quality assurance; and (d) strengthening management capacity and upgrading the fiduciary system in the colleges.
The IDG activities will help provide government and education practitioners insight on the planning, management, and implementation capacity of participating colleges, informing the strategic plan, policy, and operations of the subsector.
CEDP promotes professional development of teachers through training offered through the establishment of a Training Consortium. The Training Consortium comprises of national training-offering agencies and the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus as international partner to ensure global best practices in teacher training. Additionally, the project aims to fill teacher vacancies in government colleges and improve recruitment process of teachers for non-government colleges.