By Goth Mohamed Goth
Various Graduation ceremonies were held on Sunday 25th and the Monday the 26thof March, 2018, for 101 students , the Second batch of Institute Based TVET Training in Hargeisa, Berbera and Borame town.
The graduating 101 students undertook their eight months institute basef courses in several Vocational Training Centers spread across the whole country.
Mr Abdishakur Ali , the program officer at HAVAYCO speaking at the graduating ceremony , “HAVAYCO in conjunction with the ministry of education together with Save the Children have in the course of the past eight month have trained 20 students (11 females)Journalism and Photography in a bid to equip with the needed skills to join the local job market.
Secondly, I am congratulating the graduating students and I would also like to take this opportunity to advise the new technicians to utilize skills and embrace self employment by forming their own business.
Mr Mohamed Chine speaking on behalf of the graduating electronic technicians and who is currently employed as an Electronic technician said, “I would like to thank the ministry of education , Save the Children, HAVAYCO, Golis Energy and all those involved enlightening, after graduating from this course , I was lucky to be employed by Golis Energy.
Mr. Mohamed Yusuf, Save the children representative and the overall Horumarinta Cilmiga project manager speaking at function said, “The aim of the project is vto produce well-trained staff, including a more knowledgeable and productive workforce for the local market and after extensive consultation with the various stakeholders. We decide to fund and support the vocational training school.
“I would also like to take this opportunity to advise the new technicians to utilize skills and embrace self employment by forming their own business.
Eng. Ahmed Adnaan, the director of TVET department at the ministry of education and higher learning said, “We at the ministry of education and save the children vocational education have jointly being campaigning for vocational training to be brought back to the academic core.
“Vocational learning gives young people more options. It also enables employers to take on staff with work-ready skills or to train young people so that they achieve these skills faster”, he said.
The Horumarinta Cilmiga program is funded by European Union through save the children and other INGOs.
The students were trained in the various courses stated below
|Region||Training Center||Skills graduated||Number of students graduated||Duration of the training|
|Hargiesa||HAVOYOCO Vocational Training Center||Journalism and Photography||20 students (11 females)||8 months|
|Consumer Electronics||23 boys||8 months|
|Berbera||GAVO Vocational Training Center||Business and Office Administration||20 girls||8 months|
|Yovenco Technical and Vocational Institute||Welding and Metal fabrication||14 boys||8 months|
|Borama||HAVOYOCO Vocational Training Center||Garment Making||20 girls|
|Welding and Metal Fabrication||14 boys||8 months|