International TVET Conference Underway in Addis Ababa

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Addis Ababa July 30 /2019 The 2nd International Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Conference is taking place in Addis Ababa.

Opening the conference in which more than 13 countries are taking part, Science and Higher Education Minister Professor Hirut Woldemariam said the conference brings international best practices and stakeholders to the table for better consultation on how to develop the TVET sector.

She added that it also helps to frame how the TVET can be input to the economy and bring best TVET students to the industry.

Sustainable Training and Education Program at GIZ, Nicola Demme said the private sector is starting to come on board to support public institutions with curriculum, occupational standards as well as access to their facility, which is more demand driven to make the sector more relevant and bring quality.

“Just to have a functional TVET sector nationwide is a big success, we need the private sector to be on board and support to keep up the quality with the tremendous growth that we have seen in the education sector,” she stressed.


Participants from Norway, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Pakistan, Namibia, China, Italy, Nigeria, Rwanda,Sudan, South Africa are taking part in the conference under the motto “Making Skills Work for Economic Transformation.”

There are 667 public TVET institutions and 838 private TVET institutions in Ethiopia.