Introducing Continuing Professional Development for Folk Development Colleges in Tanzania

Initial vocational education and training
On 9th February 2022, the Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET) project convened a conference to officially introduce the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme for Folks Development College (FDC). The conference was held in Morogoro and attended by representatives from the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology (MoEST) as well as principals and tutors representing all seven zones of FDCs in Tanzania.

The CPD programme outlines the learning activities professionals within the FDCs will engage in to develop and enhance their abilities. CPD will support FDC staff in sharing knowledge and experiences, explore new ideas, and further develop their teaching strategies and techniques to improve teaching and learning of youth in the colleges.

The conference was the last step leading to the CPD pilot implementation within the coastal zone, where methodologies and tools will be tested before further being rolled-out to other FDC zones. Participants from the conference voiced their interest and support for CPD, which is being promoted by the Government of Tanzania for the education and training sector as it is cost-effective and efficient in reaching professionals located in schools and other educational institutions throughout Tanzania.

The CPD programme for FDCs in Tanzania is one intervention of the SET project which is funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) through the Embassy of Switzerland in Tanzania and implemented in partnership with the MoEST by Swisscontact in Tanzania.

Dr. Noel Mbonde, Director of Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) of the MoEST, opening the CPD conference in Morogoro.
Initial vocational education and training, Labour market insertion
Skills for Employment Tanzania

The Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET) Project seeks to improve self-employment prospects among the youth through the contribution to improved access, relevance and quality of vocational skills development.
Youth have difficulty finding employment due to limited access to skills training and a mismatch between available skills training and the...