Employment Minister meets delegation from NEPAD

Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Nasreddine Nsibi, met Friday, with a delegation of the Agency of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) of the African Union. The meeting focused on the status of implementation of components of projects funded under the programme Skills Initiative For Africa “SIFA” for 8 African countries, including Tunisia, and ways to accelerate their implementation, according to the established schedule.

This programme, funded by Germany, offers three lines of funding for the various projects implemented in this framework.

The Tunisian Agency for Vocational Training has benefited from the line of funding for the creation of an electronic platform at the sectoral training center in industrial maintenance Bach Hamba, in the governorate of Sfax, with the aim of training 160 trainees over a period of two years, at a rate of 80 trainees per year in the field of industrial maintenance, after preparation of training spaces.

The programme, which will continue to be implemented until 2024, aims to support the employment of young people on the African continent by giving them the necessary skills and abilities adapted to the needs of the labour market while helping to improve the quality of training and keep pace with technological developments and digitisation in priority sectors of the African continent.

The Minister of Employment and Vocational Training stressed during this meeting that the working strategy of the Ministry in the field of employment and vocational training is based primarily on the establishment of governance, monitoring and evaluation of various joint programmes with various international partners and close coordination of efforts in the interest of the sector.

Source: TAP News Agency