This output aims to improve the quality of the formal vocational education and training system of Nigeria
The GIZ SKYE programme supports its partners Nigeria in developing and implementing strategies and policies for vocational training, following some guiding principles of German Cooperation in the field of TVET. The programme gears its activities to the needs of the labour market and society. An important aspect in this regard is the close cooperation between the state, civil society and (formally organised) businesses. Moreover, quality vocational training with practical relevance can only be provided by well-trained teachers and trainers. Particular emphasis is placed on the equal participation of girls and women.
Since 2018, SKYE together with its public and private sector partners has been working on all of these elements and is piloting different models of cooperative vocational training. Some of the examples are described in more detail below:
- sequa – Private Sector Driven Dual Vocational Training (DVT): This component addresses the challenges of TVET through the promotion of a cooperative approach to vocational training, with business membership organisations being core stakeholders in the process. Dual vocational training (DVT) offers opportunities for combining training centre learning with workplace-based training. Pilot profiles are Industrial Electronics, Industrial Mechanics, Technical Facility Management and Office Administration, Masonry, Carpentry & Joinery and Plumbing Installation & Maintenance, and Electrical and Solar PV Installation & Maintenance.
- Dual vocational training on Industrial Mechanics: This component is implemented by the German Nachwuchsstiftung Mechanical Engineering gGmbH with its local partner Dangote Foundation. The training includes specialisation courses for mechanics in the areas of welding and soldering, vulcanisation, control technology and machine maintenance. Industrial mechanics can mechanics and assembly. For electricians, specialisation courses are offered for the areas of electrical installations, electrical machines and metrology are offered. The industrial mechanic training consists of the parts “Basics and Basic Engineering”, “mechanics” and “electrics” and lasts 30 months.