Heads of diplomatic and consular missions of Sub-Saharan Africa meet with Minister of Vocational Training | Tunisia News Gazette

Heads of diplomatic and consular missions of Sub-Saharan Africa meet with Minister of Vocational Training

Bringing the integration rate of vocational training graduates in the job market from 60 pc now to 80 pc in 2022 is one of the objectives of the training reform that began in 2013, Faouzi Abderrahmane, Minister of Vocational Training and Employment said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a meeting with heads of diplomatic and consular missions in sub-Saharan Africa, held Wednesday in Tunis, the minister emphasised the efforts made by his department to make vocational training, a synonym for success and not failure.

The point is to reduce the dropout rate in vocational training from 35 pc currently to 10 pc, by 2022, he pointed out.

Anxious to adapt vocational training to economic changes, the ministry will work to strengthen work-study training with companies to open up to new professions and to root the entrepreneurial culture with learners.

Addressing the heads of African diplomatic and consular missions, he expressed the willingness of his department to strengthen co-operation in vocational training and to encourage the exchange of trainers.

The number of young Africans enrolled in Tunisian vocational training centres is nearly 500, said the minister.

The heads of diplomatic and consular missions attending the meeting spoke of some problems common to African countries in terms of vocational training, namely the professional integration of graduates, the promotion of manual labour, the links between vocational training, education and higher education, the upgrading of vocational training and the rooting of an entrepreneurial culture among young people.

The meeting, part of the African Friendship and Partnership Days for Heads of Diplomatic and Consular Missions of Sub-Saharan Countries accredited to Tunisia, was attended by heads of diplomatic and consular missions from 20 African countries.

Source: TAP News Agency

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