Skills Centre Project


AYPAD Skills Training Center is an initiative that seeks to provide youth with market driven technical job skills and training for the hospitality industry that will enable them to secure steady, well-paying jobs and become productive members of society in their community. Curriculum will include areas of focus such as tailoring, welding, auto mechanics, and carpentry.

The Center provide personal and social competencies. Subset classes are foundational to the program which focus on English proficiency, Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development. Support in relevant skills development for youth, male and female, is a timely intervention that allows strategic approach that will contribute to the sustainable implementation of the Skills center. The intervention is focusing on supporting the reform process of marginalized population. That is, strengthening young people, regional and local skills development stakeholders, and piloting new competitive and demand-driven Skills Development Fund mechanisms.

As Africa region has specific features (high poverty, low economic development, low literacy levels, few training providers and below average of quality training), the implementation of AYPAD Skills center requires a specific approach to ensure its relevance to Africa and the communities we operate. Therefore, the intervention will be focusing more on complementarity of skills development with livelihood activities, short term vocational training, emerging markets and possible future economic developments.



Final Goal

$36,000

Fund Raised

$2,600

7.22%

Goals

1. To provide short, hands-on competency based training programs that equip trainees.
2. To provide entrepreneurial acumen and productive competencies needed for employment.
3. To raise the quality and quantity of skills provision for youth in Africa.
4. To provide of accredited training for non-formal courses in Africa.

Challenge

    Despite  various interventions to ensure skill training are provided to young people  and  given necessary skills for the job market has been a very slow process in many countries around Africa .The benefits of technical and vocational education has not attracted many support in the region because  to effectivly implement  technical and vocational training  needs the necessary equipments skills  and techincal Know how ,which  is not vail . The poor  provision of  centers  and educational opportunities for mostly teenagers makes it very difficult for young people to enroll in such programs

Solution

Skills development for  should be  identified by countries  in Africa as a priority area for educational Development  and practice. This is not surprising since there is overwhelming evidence to demonstrate that TVET can play an essential role in promoting sustainable economic growth and the socioeconomic development of countries, with benefits for individuals, their families, local communities, and society in general. Improving education for the world of work can help improve the incomes of poverty-stricken families, provide citizens with more choices in their lives, help alleviate poverty, and help empower individuals who would otherwise be marginalized. Technical and vocational education and training therefore has a major role to play in play in achieving inclusive and sustainable growth in developing Africa

In order to have access to equipment and get skilled to enable poorest and vulnerable families to have an income source for basic needs of life AYPAD imparts vocational training skills to youth. This will also help to reduce migration for a living making a livelihood in the community itself.