Partnership to raise quality of professional training

Côte d’Ivoire and Switzerland have entered into an agreement covering vocational and professionally oriented education, to raise the quality of training in Côte d’Ivoire and improve employment prospects for the country’s students.

The partnership was signed between the Ivorian state secretariat for technical education and professional training, and IFFP, the Swiss Institut Fédéral des Hautes Études en Formation Professionnelle, reported Fratmat of Abidjan.

The agreement covers four areas, including the transfer of Swiss knowledge and skills in technical education and professional training through work experience and apprenticeships, and establishment of a network to facilitate cooperation between Swiss and Ivorian institutions.

The partnership will develop teachers’ skills and courses, focusing on the sectors of agriculture, banking, building and public works, the car industry, tourism, the hotel and restaurant trades, food processing, mechanics and electronics, and mining and information technologies, reported Fratmat.

Mamadou Touré, secretary of state for technical education and professional training, said the Côte d’Ivoire’s strategic plan and reform of professional education was inspired by the countries in the world with the greatest professional experience. The government’s reform, under his department, would be carried out with the involvement of the private sector.

Swiss federal councillor Johann Schneider-Ammann said the partnership confirmed Switzerland’s interest in the Côte d’Ivoire, reported Fratmat. – Compiled by Jane Marshall

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