10 Selected Public TVET Colleges Gap Assessment.

The overall purpose of the TVET gap assessment is to identify the capacity gaps of public TVET colleges & functional linkages with large manufacturing industries and other business sectors and identify its influences on the effectiveness of TVET program.

The assessment has the following specific objectives:

Geographically the TVET gap assessment was covered three regions namely Addis Ababa, Amhara and Oromia Regions where the FC/BRIDHES Program has been implementing. The outcomes of the assessment are expected to form the basis for the implementation of FC/BRIDHES Program in Addis Ababa, Amhara and Oromia Regions and future advancements in relevant market demand skill training delivery. And also the outcome of the assessment will serve as a foundation for future programming in various interventions and help people understand crucial aspects of the larger labor market, such as skill areas and market demand, as well as the capacity of public TVETs in accordance with the training needs of large manufacturing companies. 

The assessment was used a mixed methods approach. Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected using primary and secondary data collection techniques. Relevant data were obtained from target public TVET college deans and vice deans in Addis Ababa, Amhara and Oromia Regions using various data collection techniques such as focus group discussion (FDG), key informant interviews (KIIs), structured questionnaires, and secondary document review.  The collected data was analyzed using descriptive statistical tools.

Conclusion of major findings;

The following are the key recommendations forwarded from the TVET gap assessment finding results.