The EU will support the government of Mozambique in ensuring greater and better investment in vocational education and training. The framework contract won by CESO in consortium with AESA seeks to analyse the sector and draw up a European project to support the national strategy.
Mozambique is experiencing significant growth in terms of population. This growth is driving the increase of young people in the labour market. However, the Mozambique's training system, which is responsible for shaping the skills of young labour market candidates and matching them to the sector, has been slow to respond adequately to current demands.
As the potential of Mozambique's younger population is not being fully tapped, the European Union intends to support the national authorities' efforts to ensure better and greater investment in inclusive quality education, and in creating more job opportunities by integrating green and digital technologies into training.
This new framework contract won by CESO - Analysis of the Vocational Education and Training sector and formulation of EU support to the sector in Mozambique - will support these reforms that the government has been implementing since 2006.
The main objective is to design a strategy for increased EU involvement in the VET sector in Mozambique, with a focus on skills enhancement, employability, matching needs, and eventually job creation.
Job creation is one of the key factors for inclusive development and growth in Mozambique, as well as for the creation of economic opportunities and poverty reduction. With these premises acknowledged, the project now being launched will only reinforce the already implemented significant changes in government structures, aiming at the progressive involvement of the Productive Sector in the Management and Financing of Vocational Education.
September 30th, 2022