ABIDJAN, 28 March 2019 – Director General LI Yong participated in the inauguration of 11 vocational training centres rehabilitated and equipped in the framework of PROFORME, a UNIDO project funded by the European Union. The ribbon cutting ceremony took place at one of the centres, the National Pedagogical Institute for Technical and Vocational Education (IPNETP).
"Today, IPNETP, the training institute for trainers and private sector personnel, has been able to take ownership of the reform and capacity building tolls developed. It is a center of excellence at the heart of the reform," said Director General Li. "I sincerely thank the Government of Côte d'Ivoire for its commitment to improve the standards and quality of its vocational training system to meet the challenges of a constantly evolving global landscape."
The ceremony was also attended by the Vice-President of Côte d'Ivoire, Daniel Kablan Duncan; the Minister of National Education, Technical Education and Vocational Training, Kandia Camara; the Minister of Trade, Industry and SME Promotion, Souleymane Diarrassouba; the Minister for Health and Public Hygiene, Raymonde Goudou Coffie; and the European Union Ambassador to Côte d'Ivoire, Jobst Von Kirchmann.