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Within the framework of the SINCE program, SINCE Amhara project aims to reduce irregular migration by improving access of the most vulnerable women and youth to quality TVET training and enhancing the capacity of industrial clusters to create additional decent job opportunities. The project is funded by the European Union and contracted by the embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa. SINCE Amhara project is being implemented in Eastern Amhara by EDUKANS, DEC, CIFA, CETU and Hope Enterprise. The project contributes to EU Trust Fund’s objectives to create greater economic and employment opportunities, especially for young people and women, with a focus on vocational training, public private partnership and investment, reinforcement and further development of existing value chains, as well as the reinforcement of cluster of micro and small enterprises.

 

SINCE

Introduction

Within the framework of the SINCE program, SINCE Amhara project aims to reduce irregular migration by improving access of the most vulnerable women and youth to quality TVET training and enhancing the capacity of industrial clusters to create additional decent job opportunities. The project is funded by the European Union and contracted by the embassy of Italy in Addis Ababa. SINCE Amhara project is being implemented in Eastern Amhara by EDUKANS, DEC, CIFA, CETU and Hope Enterprise. The project contributes to EU Trust Fund’s objectives to create greater economic and employment opportunities, especially for young people and women, with a focus on vocational training, public private partnership and investment, reinforcement and further development of existing value chains, as well as the reinforcement of cluster of micro and small enterprises.

Objectives of the Project

Overall objective:

  • To contribute to the reduction of irregular migration from Northern and Central Ethiopia by improving the living conditions of the most vulnerable population, including potential migrants and returnees with specific focus on youth and women.

Specific objectives:

  • To improve access of youth and women to quality TVET training and decent employment opportunities through the promotion of partnerships between public and private sectors.
  • To improve capacity of textile/garment, metal, and construction clusters in order to create additional decent job opportunities for potential migrants and returnees focussing on youth and women.

Beneficiaries of the Project 

  • The project will create more economic stability to 1500 unemployed youth and women including returnees and potential migrants, in the Amhara region. North and South Wollo Zones and in Oromo Nationality Zone. Of which 50% of the beneficiaries will be women.
  • Four selected public TVET colleges and one private TVET college (HOPE TVET) in Dessie town will be benefited from the project.
  • To improve the capacity of industrial clusters of companies in the textile/garment, metal and construction sectors to create additional decent job opportunities the project provides machine support for them to increase their capacity of employment rates.

Implementation areas and sectors

The Project is implemented in Amhara national regional state of three zones of five woredas: North Wollo Zone (Raya Kobo and Woldia woreda), South Wollo Zone (Kalu woreda and Kombolcha), Dessie City Administration and Oromo nationality Zone (Kemissie). Unemployed Youth, women and returnees will be selected in the nearest Kebeles of the above mentioned woredas.

Regarding to sectors/value chains, the project will focus on the Textile/garment, Metal and Construction sectors identified by research and assessment results for employment opportunities in Amhara region.

 

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 labour 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 labour 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.