Molding entrepreneurial success in Ethiopia’s TVETs

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A policy dialogue session on enhancing youth empowerment through improving entrepreneurs program at TVET colleges in Ethiopia was held at the premises of the Netherlands embassy on Tuesday, May 18, 2022.
The event was organized in collaboration with the Technical and Vocational Training Institute /TVTI/, Maastricht School of Management /MSM/, International Labor Organization /ILO/ and Africa agree business academy- Ethiopia.
Government officials, policy makers, international organizations, private sector and donors participated on the session.
The first policy dialogue took place in a series initiated by MSM in the framework of the Nuffic-funded Bright Future in Agriculture project. The topic under discussion during the session was entrepreneurship development within the technical vocational education and training system (TVET).
In his opening remarks, Henk Jan Bakker, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, referred to the challenging transformation that Ethiopia is in, that is, from a government-led economy to a market economy. He opined that this requires the government to interfere less and the private sector to step in.
Moreover, recommendations have been made by a purposefully selected group of experts to the Ministry of Skills and Labour on how to achieve an entrepreneurial transformation of the Ethiopian TVET.