To support the manufacturing industry with skilled manpower, the Federal Small and Medium Manufacturing Industry Promotion Authority, in collaboration with the German Aid Agency (GIZ), is providing second round technical and skills training in sewing, leather shoes and bags.
The training is being provided to four technical and vocational colleges in Addis Ababa, Bishoftu and Debre Berhan.
The Authority’s Deputy Director General, Frehiwot W / Mariam, who visited the sewing workshop in Debre Berhan on July 28, 2021, said the strengthening of small and medium manufacturing industry development will play an important role in accelerating the structural transformation. Frehiwot also stated technical and skills training for the trainees has been facilitated with financial support from the German Aid Agency (GIZ).
According to Frehiwot, the main purpose of the training is to train the youth by providing qualified and skilled manpower to the manufacturing industry and provide them with job opportunities.
The deputy director, who was present at the event, said the trainees were able to see that they had a good training session. He said the manufacturing sector is in need of multi-sectoral support and is working in collaboration with other stakeholders.
Debre Berhan sewing trainers, for their part, said they are happy with the training opportunities available to them. He said that they have gained knowledge from design, design, sewing and finishing, and have been able to make a variety of garments. Therefore, the trainees say they have asked the government to create jobs for them alongside the training.
In this round, 107 young people are being trained in sewing, leather shoes and handbags, and upon completion of their training, trainees will receive a professional certificate. Similarly, it is known that 93 trainees have completed their training in the first round.