Vocational/Trade Skills Training

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Use this task to discuss issues related to vocational skills training in developing countries.

Tell us a little about yourself and your project. Share your experience of providing training in vocational/trade skills at a school, training centre, or in the community. Make contact with others who are doing the same. Share ideas, ask and answer questions, learn from each other.

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We established a tailoring training unit for girls and boys who have dropped out of school. Unfortunately these young people are too poor to pay for the maintenance of a trainer. What ideas do neighbors have to help this category of people.

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Stanley Okurut

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Hi Stanley

If you train students in tailoring, I am assuming you have sewing machines? As well as using them for teaching students, can they also be used to make items to sell? That may be one way of making money.

As I only created the new tasks today, the discussions are only just getting started, I would recommend that you also follow what happens under the Self-sufficiency task as that may also give you some ideas.

Mary

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Hi Mary,

thanks for that brilliant brainstorm you had to generate all the different tasks in different areas of focus.

Yes we have sewing machines and could be used to make items for sell but at the end of month could not raise enough money to pay for the teacher. And usually teachers leave and we get stranded with machines and students.

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Stanley Okurut

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I posted this under the old general task a few months ago, so am now adding it here too so that it is in the correct section

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A while ago I came across a guide on how to do a market assessment for the best training to provide at a vocational training centre. It is produced by the Women's Refugee Commission based on their research in northern Uganda. The majority of the information will be relevant to any centre I think.

Its at
http://www.womenscommission.org/resources/index.cfm?limit=sector&limitID... where there are also a variety of other documents related to education and refugee issues.

Actual document
Market Assessment Toolkit for Vocational Training Providers and Youth
http://www.womenscommission.org/pdf/ug_ysl_toolkit.pdf

and also
Youth and Sustainable Livelihoods: Linking Vocational Training Programs to Market Opportunities in Northern Uganda
http://womenscommission.org/pdf/ug_ysl_rep.pdf

Mary

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Average: 5 (1 vote)
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Neighbors, seeking you help; is this the platform i can discuss both nursing and tailoring training?

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Stanley Okurut

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Hi Stanley

Yes it is, unless you feel that your nursing training fits better under Higher Education - it may depend on the education level of those being trained and what qualifications it leads to. But its fine to discuss both here.

Mary

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Thanks Mary for good work. I want to encourage that some attention here be given to locate and source out training resources for vocational courses: in our case for nursing. Because after secondary education, there is need for skills training. Nursing offers good employment opportunities. The employment market is still large. How can we be helped to acquire relevant training books and other resources for nursing training?

--
Stanley Okurut

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Hi Stanley

Try having a look at some of the information under the Finding books, school supplies and other equipment task. Some of the organisations that donate books etc may have items that are useful to you.

Have you spoken to people at other nursing schools in Uganda, to find out where they get their training material from? Maybe it would also be possible to link up with similar schools in other countries too.

Mary

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My name is Olivia Mugabirwe from Uganda. I'm a University Lecturer in the College of Education and External Studies and at the same time engage in community development work with youth focusing on skills development for youth www.peliu.net and https://www.facebook.com/peerlinkinitiative. Although there is a lot of focus on the need to equip youth with skills in an effort to curb high unemployment of the youth in Africa and Uganda in particular development workers are struggling to come up with sustainable initiatives. There is need for full participation of the youth in planning of all initiatives at all levels and need to ensure they take a lead and focus on creating ownership. There is need to create an enabling environment at family/house hold level, community level and need for collective effort of all stakeholders involved in the lives of the youth. There is also need for a platform for continuity so that youth can get mentorship, guidance, network with other youth and have a point for referral.This a difficult considering the meager resources with which community organizations and institutions operate.
Mere collection of sawing machines and training youth in tailoring, bakery and building is not enough. Its kind of frustrating when sometime the "trained youth" do not utilise the skills and continue to work as casual laborers and house maids and run away from the villages to towns. Probably sometimes the skills we impart do not meet the needs of the youth and women. There is also a lot of competition for the common crafts skills trade that we focus on. This calls for more dialogue instead with the different stakeholders and learning continuously. We also need to remember that in Africa - Uganda in particular vocational skills are not integrated at lower levels of education (primary level) and even at home since parents have relegated their roles and think schools will solve everything so by the time children drop out of school they have a negative attitude towards practical work and its rather difficult " to bend a stick when its old". We probably need to focus more on agriculture related skills since Africa is an agro based economy and guide the youth to embrace new technologies and integrate African indigenous skills into our day to day lives.
Olivia

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Executive Director, SID

Kakooza Isaac, Executive Director Sid Child Care Foundation was born in 1979, married with two boys Ryan (2) and Salomon (8). A holder of Diploma in Business Administration, Diploma in Information Systems Management, Higher Diploma in Software engineering and Certificates in - Gender and Social Justice, Organization and Financial Management, Professional Customer Care, Programming and Organization Development.. I enjoy my work because it involves partnering with the community to help find solutions to the challenges faced by the needy through initiating vocational skills training, lobbying and advocacy..

Proposed Training programs for vocational skills training;-
 Certificate in tailoring
 Certificate in bakery
 Certificate in building and construction
 Certificate in hair dressing
 Certificate in fashion designing
 Certificate in crafts and design
 Certificate in welding and fabrication
 Certificate in computers training skills
 Certificate in graphics designing
 Certificate in candle making
 Certificate in food processing
 Certificate in electrical installation
 Certificate in carpentry
 Certificate in computer repair and maintenance

Note: Training approaches must accompany with both theory and practical
The program may target the following groups of people
 Employed but least skilled
 S4 and S6 leavers
 School dropouts
 People with disabilities (PWD)

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