We recognize that education and skills development are central pillars of employability and sustainable private sector development in Africa. In the context of globalization, changing technologies, innovations and skill requirements are quite dynamic.
While not ignoring the importance and relevance of a university education as a means for career development, it is also a fact that the right technical and practical skills are equally relevant for finding a job and contributing to industrial and national sustainable economic development. There is no doubt that industry relevant TVET and skills development systems are the drivers of economic growth. However, in Africa there is still a great mismatch between the demands of the labour market/industry and the supply of “traditional” TVET providers.
EDUQUATOR therefore assists TVET institutions, other skills development institutions, industry and governments continuously to review their capacities and develop innovative skills development methods to ensure they respond to industry needs. Our interventions include:
- Developing industry – TVET partnerships
- Improving industry relevance of TVET and skills development programs
- Public-Private partnerships for skills development
- Training for Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation