Addis Ababa October 24/2017 Ethiopia's remarkable success in implementing standardized Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system in less than two decades can be exemplary to other African countries, according to German Economic Cooperation and Development Ministry.
Speaking at the opening session of the 2nd International TVET Conference today, Niels Breyer, East African Division Head at German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development said the TVET system was established right on time to support the government’s effort to transform the country into a middle income country.
Germany has been committed to supporting the development of vocational training in Ethiopia to meet the demand of the country’s rapid growing economy, he added.
Over 50 TVET colleges have been supported by Germany and more than 6,000 teachers received better qualification from the National TVET Teacher Institute.
Breyer stated that Germany will continue to support in developing the Ethiopian TVET system to make it a model for Africa and industry-need oriented.
Education Minister Tilaye Gete said Ethiopia is striving to build a model TVET system by integrating TVET centers with universities and industries that can facilitate the quality and standards of TVET trainees feeding the industrialization process of the country.
The government of Ethiopia is working with development partners to build appropriate TVET centers at woreda levels to support agricultural transformation in the country.
The three-day conference under the theme "The Relevance of Technical Vocational and Training (TVET) systems for social and economic development of countries and best practices for improvements” aims at creating a platform to share best practices and experiences.