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Department: Technical Cooperation
Project Name: Technical and Vocational Education and Training Enhancement Project (Swaziland)
Project Description: To assist Swaziland in enhancing its technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems 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 Swaziland 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
Approval Amount: US$3,013,339
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: (i) Swaziland College of Technology (SCOT); (ii)Vocational and Commercial Training Institute Matsapha (VOCTIM); and (iii) Ministry of Education and Training, Kingdom of Swaziland
Current Progress: To the end of March 2017, the following activities have been implemented:
1.Planned Industry Labor Force Skills Requirement Investigation
2.Arranged 6 lecturers from VOCTIM automotive repair department, SCOT ICT department and electrical engineering department to have short-term training in Taiwan
3.Established Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) lab and Industrial Wiring lab, and renewed a computer lab at SCOT
4.Renewed an Automotive Repair lab at VOCTIM
5.Established a Quality Assurance Committee Regulation and finished first year’s Lecturer’s Teaching Assessment Report for both SCOT and VOCTIM
6.Established SCOT’s four years credit schedule of the department of Electrical Engineering and ICT, and VOCTIM’s course guideline for Automotive Repair department
7.Conducted SCOT and VOCTIM lecturers’ short-term on job training with the new equipment and course guideline
Project Manager: Sophia Jan
Phone: +886-2-28732323 ext. 226
E-mail: jan_sophia@icdf.org.tw
Cooperating Country: Africa, Swaziland
Project status: Projects under implementation
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  • Date Updated:2017/4/27