Kenya – "Don Bosco Tech Africa" strengthens International Cooperation and Networking

10 July 2020

(ANS - Nairobi) - "Don Bosco Tech Africa" ​​(DBTA), the coordinating body of all the Salesian Technical Schools in Africa and Madagascar, is taking the next step in international cooperation and networking. The Office shared its experiences and product - the 'Job-Service Quality Manual' with the International Training Centre of the ILO (ITCILO).

This manual was summarized in a video highlighting the background and its implementation in various countries in the Sub-Sahara Africa. ITCILO incorporated the product and experiences of the Salesian Job Service Officers in their trainings as a best practice for the Job Service Office all over the world.

The video embraces the 7 missions that DBTA pursues in order to obtain decent work for young people at risk of social exclusion:

-      Promote TVET as a career choice towards employment as well as equitable training opportunities for all;

-      Guide youth and lead them to design monitor and evaluate a personal and vocational life project including relevant training pathways;

-      Ensure that the skills taught in the TVET centers are relevant to labour market demand;

-      Prepare the trainees for labour market;

-      Facilitate cooperation and partnerships with the public and private sectors for job placement;

-      Improve Internal and external networking;

-      Evaluate external efficiencies of TVET centres

-      The video is available online in English and French.

These are some of the experiences of the video users of ITCILO's distance learning platform:

"Excellent! Don Bosco Tech Africa is known in Kenya as one of the organizations that deals with the development of professional skills and abilities. At NITA, the National Authority of Kenya for Industrial Training, we believe that the Salesian institutions are the best in terms of structures and programs that meet the needs of businesses. Their industrial training is among the best."

“The video is well packaged, very informative and detailed on the DBTA's mission and activities. It is very educational and opens our eyes to Salesian activities in various African countries."

“The testimonies of past students have been very motivating. It shows that the transition process from school to work is really systematic and very practical, it is possible and exists also in Africa. It is truly an initiative to be implemented in all African countries!"

DBTA, based in Nairobi, Kenya, coordinates about 102 VTCs distributed in 35 countries in Africa and Madagascar, attended by over 30,000 boys and girls.


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