SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Goal 

Young women and men with technical and entrepreneurial skills will gain access to green jobs and participate in the green economy.

  • 1,000 young people will be employed and economically active
  • 3,000 students, from at least 20 training institutions, will acquire the technical and business skills necessary for green jobs

WHAT’S THE CHALLENGE?

Business owners and employees are expected to refresh their skills to keep up with the demands of the modern labour market.

However, many countries encounter roadblocks during the transition to the green economy. Small- and medium-sized enterprises cannot easily invest in their employees, and re-skilling and up-skilling activities at TVET institutions can be costly. As a result, emerging occupations often go unfilled.

WHAT’S THE SOLUTION?

This project aims to strengthen professional training institutions and community-based skills development initiatives in Zimbabwe.

Training programmes will help participants improve their technical and business-oriented skills. Young people will sharpen their skills, become more employable, and take leading roles in the transition to the green economy.

WHAT’S NEXT?

This project supports training institutions as they design and implement new capacity-building training programmes, and revise existing ones.

Following a skills assessment, these institutions will provide new courses for young women and men—the future business owners and employees of Zimbabwe.