TVET (Technical and Vocational Education and Training) is education and training which provides knowledge and skills for employment. TVET uses formal, non-formal and informal learning. TVET is recognized to be a crucial vehicle for social equity, inclusion and sustainable development.
Technical and Vocational Education and Training serves multiple purposes. A key purpose is preparation of youth for work. This takes the form of learning and developing work related skills and mastery of underlying knowledge and scientific principles. Work is broadly defined and therefore refers to both formal employment and self-employment. To support self-employment, TVET curricula often include entrepreneurship training. Related to this is the social reproduction and transformation of occupational and vocational practices.
A related role is continuing professional development. The rapid technological changes demand that workers continuously update their knowledge and skills. Unlike the past where a job could be held for life, it is common place to change vocations several times. TVET enables that flexibility in two ways. One is providing broad based technical knowledge and transversal skills on which different occupations can be based on. The second is providing continuing vocational training to workers.
In contrast with the industrial paradigm of the old economy, today’s global economy lays the onus on the worker to continually reinvent himself or herself. In the past, workers were assured of a job for life, with full time employment, clear occupational roles and well established career paths. This is no longer the case. The knowledge dependent global economy is characterized by rapid changes in technology and related modes of work. Often, workers find themselves declared redundant and out of work. TVET today has the responsibility of re-skilling such workers to enable them find and get back to work.
Apart from providing work related education, TVET is also a site for personal development and emancipation. These concerns the development of those personal capacities that relate to realizing one’s full potential with regard to paid or self-employment, occupational interests, and life goals outside of work.
From a development point of view, TVET facilitates economic growth by increasing the productivity of workers. The returns from increased output far exceed the costs of training, direct and indirect, leading to economic growth.
TVET like any other form of education also facilitates socio-economic development by enhancing the capacity of individuals to adopt practices that are socially worthwhile. As a form of education similar to all others, TVET aims to developing the broad range of personal capabilities that characterize an educated person. Thus, the provision of broad based knowledge seeks to ensure critic-creative thinking. TVET also aims at developing capacities for effective communication and effective interpersonal relations.
Within the policies and strategies of the Ethiopian Government, technology transformation by using international standards and international best practices as the basis, and, adopting, adapting and verifying them in the Ethiopian context TVET system is a pivotal element.
Accredited TVET programs
- Clinical Nursing/Compressive Nursing/
- Laboratory/ Medical Laboratory Technique/
- Pharmacy / Pharmacy Technology Services/
- Accounting / Accounts and Budget Service/
- Marketing/ Marketing Operations Coordination/
- Information Technology
- Human Resource Management/ Human Resource Supervision/
- Secretarial Science/ Customer Contact and Secretarial Operations Coordination /
- Head Office/Piassa/ Campus
Tel: +251 111 267713, +251 111 5600005, +251 911 635124
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
- Diredawa Campus
Tel: +251 25 113 0925
- Metehara Campus
Tel: +251 222 260940
- Zeway Campus
Tel: +251 46 8410852 / +251 46 4414390