Launch of the Skills for Employment Tanzania project phase II

Initial vocational education and training
On 17th March 2023, the second phase of the Skills for Employment Tanzania (SET II) project was launched in Dar es Salaam by the Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Honourable Omari Kipanga, and the Ambassador of Switzerland to Tanzania, H.E. Didier Chassot.

Funded by the Government of Switzerland, SET II is being implemented by Swisscontact between 2022 and 2026 in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MoEST), and other public and private sector partners. SET II will contribute to improved non-formal Vocational Skills Development (VSD) for youth between 15 and 24 years, including young mothers, in Morogoro Region with potential expansion to Iringa and Mbeya Regions. The project aims to reach over 10,000 youth and capacitate at least 300 teachers in non-formal VSD.

Sabine Roth, the Swisscontact country director, noted during her presentation that the support of SET II will focus on non-formal Vocational Skills Development as the vast majority of youth will work in the informal sector and will have to create livelihood through local self-employment.

In his remarks, Ambassador Chassot appreciated the long-standing cooperation between Switzerland and Tanzania, and, is looking forward to supporting the SET project for another four years. He underlined the immense potential of young people in Tanzania and the importance of equipping them with the right sets of skills, so that they are ready to join the labour market and to contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of Tanzania.

On his part, Hon. Kipanga equally appreciated the cooperation with Switzerland and the provision of solid expertise in the vocational education and training sector. He emphasized the importance of the project’s focus on jobs and self-employment opportunities in the informal sector and selected sectors of the economy, most notably the agriculture sector, where most of the jobs are and can be created. Additionally, he highlighted the timely support and collaboration of SET II for Folk Development Colleges and local NGOs.

Hon. Omari Kipanga, Deputy Minister of Education, Science and Technology (middle), Amb. H.E. Didier Chassot, Ambassador of Switzerland to Tanzania (first from left), Dr Noel Mbonde (third from left), Director of Technical and Vocational Educational and Training (TVET) at MoEST during the launch of SET II in Dar es Salaam.
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...