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Design and Delivery of Master Trainer Training Program for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Entrepreneurship Instructors

Ethiopia

February - June 2017

Funded by Global Affairs Canada and Digital Opportunity Trust
Partnered with Technical and Vocational Institutes in Ehtiopia

Project Purpose:

The purpose of this initiative is to equip TVET entrepreneurship instructors in Ethiopia to serve as Master Trainers to other entrepreneurship instructors in the national TVET system.

Description:

Humber faculty will work with Ethiopian instructors and other TVET stakeholders to identify key knowledge gaps in the teaching of entrepreneurship. With a strong entrepreneurship curriculum, and the right blend of applied teaching techniques, case studies, and context-specific material, instructors will increase their skills with practical entrepreneurship experiences. TVET instructors will also be coached in the use of digital technologies in the classroom instruction and developing lessons for the Training of Trainer (TOT)  and an online information-sharing platform for TOT participants and for Canada – Ethiopia knowledge sharing will be established.

Key Impacts/Activity:    

  1. Conduct a needs assessment of the TVET entrepreneurship program and a review of the existing curriculum with key stakeholders.
  2. Create Master Training Program teaching materials and toolkit for the 50 TVET faculty from Addis Ababa, Hawassa, Bahir Dar, and Mekelle, who will subsequently be rolling out the training to their colleagues.
  3. TVET instructors coached in the use of digital technologies in the classroom instruction and developing lessons for the TOT.
  4. Establishing an online information-sharing platform and entrepreneurship community among ToT participants and for Canada – Ethiopia knowledge sharing.