Expected Results : Skills & Entrepreneurship Development

Expected results for the skills & Entrepreneurship program are:

  • Ensured food security of the targeted youth and women through promotion of sustainable Marketable/employable skills, life skills and entrepreneurship skills through diversified income generating opportunities and value chain development.
  • Diversified the resource base of youth and women groups
  • Improved capacity of cluster of SMEs/ companies/private enterprises and business firms in selected value chains/sectors to create additional (decent) job opportunities.
  • Unemployed and vulnerable youth and women have equipped with market relevant skills training to have access to job opportunities.
  • Relevant government stakeholder’s capacity is improved to provide market relevant skills training for unemployed youth and women and facilitate the employment linkages with potential employers.
  • Cooperatives are established in different value chains and micro finance linkage and market chain facilitations are provided.
  • Labour market relevant curriculums for demanded value chains are developed and Training designed, including apprenticeship, and trainers prepared.

Project success:

  • A total of 1632 trainees completed SINCE supported market relevant skills training course in the five targeted TVET colleges and they are formally graduated, certified and acknowledged (Including hope graduates)
  • DEC developed and published deliverables for TVET colleges such as Labour market assessment finding result and tools, 7 job profiles for selected value chains, 7 curriculum frame work, 52 training modules (learning guide) for seven value chains, 7 Teacher guide, 1 life skills manual, 1 Vision development manual, 1 active teaching and learning manual, 1 coaching tool (class room observation matrix, full package 7-steps playing game, and 7-steps training video.
  • The capacity of TVET trainers and managements, Regional, zonal and woreda TVED experts are capacitated on pedagogical and didactical skills training, Active Teaching Strategies and Learning activities (ATLM) 7-steps approach, Vision development training, life skills training, labour market assessment, job profile development, curriculum frame work development, Coaching skills and  TTLM development.
  • 38 Cluster of SMEs/companies/business firms are identified for cooperative trainings and as a potential employers and they are closely working with us.

Project innovation:

Innovation 1: mismatch of labor supply and demand can be solved by connecting companies, SME’s, TVETS and government officials to jointly define the type, skills and competency needed for vacant jobs, building a long-lasting network to keep refining training to labor market changes in the long run.

Innovation 2: electronic systems for registering unemployed and linking them to job opportunities will be introduced during implementation.  Face book and other social media will be used to inform unemployed youth and women about the program and promote training possibilities, and as a tool for input for monitoring of opinions of youth about the actions. Woredas can continue making use of these tools after implementation period.