Swisscontact works in Tanzania as a facilitator in skills development to complement government efforts in youth empowerment.
Economic, social, and academically disadvantaged youth are supported through tailor-made training opportunities to increase their employment chances and entrepreneurship opportunities. Projects are guided by a unique youth and market-driven learning group model, which is focused on three broad and fast-growing sectors. These are agribusiness, construction, and hospitality, which require more locally skilled personnel to meet demand and enhance growth.
The Skills for Employment project employs an Inclusive Markets system approach which explores the limits and opportunities in-built in the existing Technical and Vocational Education Training system. The project seeks to improve the prospects of self-employment among the youth through a sustainable and systemic contribution to improved access, relevance, and quality of vocational skills development.
Since ownership is critical for sustainability, our projects apply a participatory approach which involves joint action planning with all partners. Both strategic and implementing partners drive systemic change and act as multipliers to improve the system.
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