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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.

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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 June 2020, the following activities have been implemented:

1.Industry Labor Force Skills Requirement Investigation Report. The second investigation is under preparation.
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, electrical machine and control system lab and renewed a computer lab and the Arduino training boxes , computer architecture and networking training facility, and big data training equipment are purchased at ECOT.
4.Renewed an automotive repairs workshop, an industrial automation control workshop, and refrigeration and air-conditioning workshop, updated advanced PLC and engine and transaxle training facility at VOCTIM.
5.Established a Quality Assurance Committee Regulation to hold the meetings regularly; and finished first year and third year’s Lecturer’s Teaching Assessment Report for both ECOT 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. The course content of first, second, third and fourth year is drafted for both ECOT and VOCTIM.
7.Conducted ECOT and VOCTIM lecturers’ short-term on-the-job trainings along with the new equipment and course guideline for 223 people.
8.Drafted the operation plan and financial management regulation of the upskilling and lifelong training center. The annual course outlines in 2018,2019 and 2020 are drafted.
9.Conducted the ten On-job training course of 83 trainees in upskilling and lifelong training centres.
10.Completed the first Graduate Destination Survey for Automotive Repairing Dep. & Electrical Control Dep. at VOCTIM and ICT Dep. & Electrical Engineering Dep. at ECOT.

Project Manager: Lin-ting, Huang
Project Coordinator Phone: +886-2-2873-2323 Ext. 215
Project Coordinator E-mail: l.t.huang@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
Sector: Others
Sector Item: Unallocated, including Promotion of Development Awareness
Cooperating Country: Africa, Eswatini
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date:2016/4/20
  • Date Updated:2020/8/3