The Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will spend US$6 million dollars over the next four years on the project for technical support to the National Industrial Apprenticeship Service (SENAI) of Mozambique, announced the resident representative of the Japanese agency, Hiroaki Endo.
The project directly benefits the Alberto Cassimo Institute for Professional Training and Labour Studies (IFPELAC) and will be applied in Vocational Training Centres of Machava, in the southern province of Maputo, Nacala (Nampula, north) and Quelimane (Zambezia, centre).
The project aims to improve the model of training in Mozambique between 2017 and 2021, in four technical areas, including civil construction, metal working and welding, auto mechanics and food processing.
By the end of the programme the IFPELAC is expected to have updated curricula and availability of teaching materials for training adjusted to the new system, training of trainers (in Brazil), conducted pilot courses and trained staff in management of vocational training centres.
The agreement between the two parties establishes that the government of Mozambique, through IFPELAC, will provide human resources, meeting rooms, water and electricity and security services, and the salary of technical staff (in Mozambique), vehicles, furniture, Internet access and current expenditure will be provided by JICA.
Japan undertook at the 4th International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) to contribute, continuously, to the development of human resources needed to promote economic, industrial and social development of African countries, and Mozambique in particular. (macauhub)