"This programme completely meets our aspirations": 2nd intake PGEFTP course

After a seven-month training course, the second intake of IIEP-UNESCO Dakar's Management of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (PGEFTP) course met in Dakar.

In brief

Through plenary presentation sessions, collaborative country group work and inter-country sub-group work, this face-to-face gathering succeeded in building the capacity of TVET system stakeholders at both the strategic and operational levels on issues necessary for the development of national vocational training systems in their respective countries.


Coming from 9 different African countries, the participants gathered to enrich their knowledge, deepen the skills acquired during the course, and share experiences and good practices among peers and between countries. The course is structured around four modules and aims to strengthen the capacities of managers in the management of vocational training systems.

The course is designed to be delivered in a hybrid mode: online, on IIEP's International Virtual Campus, and in part, face-to-face.

Facilitated by IIEP-UNESCO Dakar experts in TVET and the labour market, the meeting focused on interactive learning activities, presentation and discussion sessions, practical exercises in country groups, and sharing of experiences.

"This programme completely meets our aspirations, especially since Burkina Faso has had a national vocational training policy since 2008 and we have a strategy to generalise vocational training.  In terms of challenges and issues, it allowed us to revisit what we already had at the contextual level and to take into account the shortcomings that we were able to identify and correct," according to Blaise ILBOUDO, Director of the Promotion of Professional Skills at the Training Support Fund (FAFPA), Burkina Faso.

The PGEFTP course recorded a high success rate among the students of the first class. 100% of the participants were satisfied with their learning experience and almost 90% indicated that they apply what they have learned in training to their work.

As a result of the course, participants are now able to analyse the socio-political and socio-economic environment in which national TVET systems develop and to steer, manage and implement TVET policy at central and devolved levels to ensure access to quality lifelong learning and skills.

This training course in TVET management was structured around 4 training modules:

  • Module 1 - TVET, Specificities, Issues and Challenges
  • Module 2 - Elements of Labour Market Analysis
  • Module 3 - TVET Costs and Financing
  • Module 4 - Strategic and Operational Planning and Contribution to the Implementation of Vocational Training Reforms