Ethiopia | Agricultural Transformation through Stronger Vocational Education (ATTSVE)

ATTSVE Training PhotoMost Agriculture Technical and Vocational Training Colleges (ATVETs) in Ethiopia are located in rural areas and focus largely on competency-based curriculum approaches and outcomes. ATVETs and their students are increasingly interested in practical programming that emphasizes rural economic growth through agriculture and development of the private sector. ATVETs and the Government of Ethiopia recognize that more emphasis is needed on private sector development and entrepreneurship, as well as curriculum development and content delivery.

The ATTSVE project is led by Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture, in partnership with MEDA, McGill University, and Jima University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (JUCAVM) who will work with select ATVETs in Nejo, Woreta, Wolaita Soddo, and Maychew to build the capacity, skills and knowledge required by the labour market for the commercial agriculture sector in Ethiopia.

Through ATTSVE, MEDA will work with the selected ATVETs in to strengthen the educational and economic capacities of the ATVETs in the areas of value chain development and business management through a holistic approach of:
  • Business advising to ATVETs to promote sustainable and replicable income generating activities for the targeted educational entities;
  • Curriculum development in value chain and business management in the selected ATVETs – to be developed in line with industry best-practices, and Ethiopian agriculture and education policy and environment; and
  • Strengthening academic and industry linkages to facilitate skills development to enable practical learning opportunities for students in appropriate sectors.

 Click here to read the official project announcement.


Project Quick Facts

Goal: Increased supply of male and female graduates from agricultural technical and vocational education and training (ATVET) institutions (Wolaita Sodo, Woreta, Nejo, Maychew) with skills and knowledge required by the labour market for the commercial agriculture sector in Ethiopia.

Reaching: Students, teachers and administration of four ATVETs

Funding: Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Project length:  2014-2020 (6 years)


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 Implementing Partners

 

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Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture McGill University Jima University College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine (JUCAVM)

 

 

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