Skills Expert Program

Since the end of 2017, through the support of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa has been implementing a “Skills Expert Program” (SEP) with the primary goal to establish sustainable structures to enable dual vocational training in Kenya.

A key focus is in the active involvement of private sector in the training. In an ever changing world, dual vocational training offers job security that many people strive for while at the same time giving the company the confidence in the skills and capabilities of the staff they employ.

Through SEP the delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa is promoting the dual TVET system as the ideal platform for training in TVET whereby 60 to 70 percent of the training takes place in the company and 30 to 40 percent in school. In contrast to purely school-based training, dual training offers the opportunity to directly put into practice what has been learnt in class and be part of the team in the company. This motivates learning and increases the fun at work, because you see results immediately.

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The Delegation of German Industry and Commerce for Eastern Africa has also introduced courses for “Training of trainers (AdA) International" qualification. This specialized course targets in-company trainers who are responsible for planning training content and schedules and for conducting in-company vocational training programs. They are thus an essential part of the dual vocational training concept. The “Training of trainers (AdA) International" qualification enables them to perform this task and transfer their knowledge on the job to the apprentices.