Youth training for the construction, manufacturing and service industries

The Government of Angola is implementing initiatives towards a lasting peace, poverty eradication and sustainable social and economic development. Large numbers of young people - predominantly IDP's and demobilized combatants – require life skills that will enable them to become more productive citizens in their communities and their country. The focus is on providing this vulnerable segment of the population with the know-how and experience that will help individuals achieve sustainable livelihoods; either through self-employment or by working for the construction, manufacturing or service sectors.

This project will expand the activities of the Vocational Training Center "Fadario Muteka" to the whole province of Huambo by establishing and equipping new satellite centres in the four principal municipal towns of Bailundu, Katchiongo, Cahala and Ukuma. Each centre will be able to offer training in the following seven subjects: Fabrication/Welding; Vehicle Mechanics; Woodwork/Joinery; Plumbing; Building Construction; Electrics and Tailoring/Sewing. The overall capacity of the Training Center will be expanded from 600 to 2100 trainees per year (in incremental increase of 1,500 students per year above the current capacity).
The project will also contribute to developing and improving the curricula, training the trainers, repairing and refurbishing the training buildings and providing the additional training equipment and furniture needed to implement the courses.
It is expected that a minimum of 4,500 young people (including IDPs, ex-combatants and women) will benefit directly from the activities of this project.