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Friday, 28 March 2014

UNIDO and World Skills help Côte d’Ivoire prepare for their first national skills competition

ABIDJAN, 28 March 2014 – Nineteen participants from the Ministry of Technical and Vocational Training and from nine schools attended a week-long course which focused on preparing for a skills competition according to WorldSkills standard organized by the WorldSkills Foundation (WSF) and the United Nations Industrial Organization (UNIDO) in the largest city of Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan. UNIDO supports the Minitry of Technical and Vocational Training with the project PROFORME financed by the European Union.

The national skills competition that will take place from 15 to 17 May will help promote the talents of students and the country’s vocational education to the general public, enterprises and  government entities.  

The enthusiasm displayed during the course illustrated that despite the recent civil war, students still have not lost their dreams of personal fulfillment and are keen to build a better environment for their country.

Koffi Fofié, Director of Technical and Vocational Training, said he was confident that this training course will be a very crucial step for joining the WorldSkills movement. He also expressed his gratitude for the support from WSF, UNIDO and the European Union.

For more information, please contact

Richard Lelievre

UNIDO Agro-Industries Technology Unit

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