IIEP-UNESCO Dakar increases participation to its TVET management training course
The IIEP has increased the number of participants in the second intake of its training course in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Management (PGEFTP)
The IIEP has increased the number of participants in the second intake of its Technical and Vocational Education and Training Management (TVET) course.
The second intake of PGEFTP was launched online on Monday 27th September 2021. The course continues to attract high-level industry specialists and sector personnel from various African countries.
The second session has 52 participants, 45 from six African countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Senegal, Tunisia and the Union of Comoros.
Seven candidates are representatives of technical and financial partners and local and international NGOs (UNDP, UNMFR, A4ED, GIZ, UNESCO and UNICEF) involved in the implementation of vocational training policies in African countries.
Strengthening the skills of managers
Efforts to expand Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and improve its effectiveness require strong national capacities in the area of steering and management of TVET systems. However, in Africa, relatively few national TVET managers are formally trained in these areas.
The knowledge and skills of these managers must therefore be strengthened, both at the strategic policy level and at the operational level of system management.
To address this issue, the Africa Office of the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO Dakar) designed the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Management (PGEFTP) course, which aims to build the capacity of national TVET managers to better pilot and implement vocational training policies.
"This training will contribute to the promotion of our TVET system, by forging leaders capable of making the vocational training sector a driving force of the Comorian economy," said a participant from the Union of the Comoros.
"For the past ten years, our vocational training system has been undergoing reform and we are placing great expectations on this training in order to strengthen the qualifications of the human resources in charge of steering and managing the TVET system," said a participant from Senegal.
The Technical and Vocational Education and Training Management (PGEFTP) was developed with the financial support of the French Development Agency.
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