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.