Edukans Skills Conference in Ethiopia

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Ethiopia
  11 October 2017, 10:00-17:00
  Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa

Edukans Skills Conference in Ethiopia 

The growing number of unemployed youth in Africa is one of the most challenging issues we face – and that’s while African economies are growing and there is increasing demand for a skilled workforce. But how do we ensure that young people’s skills match the demand from the market?

Join the Edukans Learn4Work event and find out how we can maximize youth employment together!

Keynote speaker

We are delighted to announce that Education State Minister Teshoma Lemma will be our keynote speaker. As head of the Federal Technical and Vocational Education and Training Agency (FTVETA) he will share his view on the developments within the labour market and the education sector.


Wednesday 11 October 2017


Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa


10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.

Followed by a networking cocktail party until 6.00 p.m.

Places are limited, so please register soon: USE THIS LINK: https://www.edukans.nl/conference-ethiopia/

More information

Morning programme

In the morning, we will look at the importance of linking skills training to (labour) market needs. Mr Teshoma Lemma will address the need to close the gap between market demands and skills acquired through TVET institutes. A forum discussion with representatives from the government, private sector and educational sector will challenge your ideas on TVET.

And you will be introduced to the Edukans 7-STEPS tool. Edukans developed this tool to ensure that technical and vocational skills training is customised with input from the market, the trainee and the training provider.

Afternoon programme

In the afternoon, we’ll offer multiple interactive sessions to allow you to experience the value of 7-STEPS yourself. Join the training session on how to define and analyse the labour market, play the 7-STEPS game, learn about what is needed to develop relevant job profiles in our Edukans café, experience the importance having of a good teacher, and/or learn about the opportunities and benefits of monitoring impact. You can choose to attend the sessions that are most relevant to you.

What will you learn?

After attending this day, you will have a deeper understanding of how to link skills training to the labour market, thereby helping youngsters to contribute to their country and society as a whole and stimulating the local economy.

In collaboration with DEC