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Kingdom of Eswatini

Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Enhancement Project (Eswatini)
Project Description: To assist Swaziland in enhancing the two focal subjects of two selected institutes each, i.e. the ICT and the Electronics Engineering of Eswatini College of Technology (ECOT), and the Automobile Repair and Electricity and Air-condition of Gwamile Vocational and Commercial Training Insitute in Mastapha (VOCTIM) so as to provide the technical skills needed for the country to develop, the project will provide medium to advanced level ICT training, and advanced training in electrical engineering in support of the development of such industries. The project will also introduce short-term intensive vocational training courses designed to develop qualified high-voltage and low-voltage technicians and automobile mechanics. Providing technical education in close combination with vocational training can ensure that Eswatini meets the country’s development goal of raising technical skills while also improving citizens’ livelihoods. The major tasks of the project includes:
A. Conducting research into the technical labour force required in industry;
B. Upgrading the teaching syllabi and course content of specified faculties;
C. Upgrading specialist lecturers’ training capacity;
D. Establishing a management system for workshops and laboratories;
E. Establishing a training quality assurance system;
F. Assisting the establishment of a system for the operation of continuing education centres;
G. Strengthening careers guidance systems.

Implementation Start Date: 2015/11/1
Implementation End Date: 2020/10/31
Project Objectives: An improvement in the efficiency of the TVET system, allowing young people to acquire the skills needed for work and life.
Executing Agency: Ministry of Education and Training
Taiwan Technical Mission in the Kingdom of Eswatini
Current Progress: To the end of September 2018, the following activities have been implemented:
1.Industry Labor Force Skills Requirement Investigation Report;
2.Arranged ten lecturers from VOCTIM automotive repair department and electrical control department, ECOT ICT department and electrical engineering department to have short-term training in Taiwan;
3.Established Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) lab, Industrial Wiring lab, electronic lab and renewed a computer lab and the Arduino training boxes are purchased at ECOT;
4.Renewed an Automotive Repair workshop and an Industrial Automation Control workshop at VOCTIM;
5.Established a Quality Assurance Committee Regulation hold the meetings regularly; and finished first year and second year’s Lecturer’s Teaching Assessment Report for both SCOT and VOCTIM;
6.Established ECOT’s four-year credit schedule of the department of Electrical Engineering and ICT, and VOCTIM’s course guideline for Automotive Repair department and Electrical Control department;
7.Conducted ECOT and VOCTIM lecturers’ short-term on-the-job trainings along with the new equipment and course guideline for 130 people; and
8.Drafted the operation plan and financial management regulation of the Upskilling and Lifelong Training Centre; and
9.Conducted the first On-job training course of 17 trainees.
Project Manager: Sophia Jan
Phone: +886-2-2873-2323 Ext. 226
E-mail: jan_sophia@icdf.org.tw
Projected Benefits: More graduates from the selected departments of ECOT and VOCTIM within 6 months have decent jobs. The increase rates of employment are ten percents.
Mission: Taiwan Technical Mission in the Kingdom of Eswatini
Cooperating Country: Africa, Eswatini
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2018/11/5