Progress and Prospects

We will report the activities done in the SKY project

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  • Activity reportEnglish Business trip report: Game-based training and post-intervention assessment

    Three SKY project members who visited Ethiopia for facilitators’ training and supervision of game-based soft skills training of manufacturing workers have just returned from the mission. The training is continued by Ethiopian counterparts, and nearly 300 people are expected to take part in the training and more than 500 people’s skills are going to be続きを読む

  • Activity report Training Implemented to Enhance the Research Skills of Ethiopian Counterparts

    The SKY project receives JICA’s grassroots support fund to implement a program titled “Skills assessment and development of the training programs to mitigate the skills gaps in the small- and micro-enterprises,” between January 2021 and September 2023. Under this scheme, in collaboration with the Kaizen Excellency Center in Ethiopia, we are preparing to conduct a続きを読む

  • Activity reportEnglish [Activity Report] We conducted a trial of soft skills training with board games at Aichi Bunka Fashion College

    Currently, the SKY project is developing soft skills training program. This activity is enabled by the financial support of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), under the project title “Skills assessment and development of the training programs to mitigate the skills gaps in the small- and micro-enterprises.” Soft skills are the capacity to develop good続きを読む

  • EnglishActivity plan [Event]Online Workshop “Industrial Skill Development in Developing Countries: Education, Skills Demands, and Productivity”

    On February 28, the United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) and SKY Project will hold a workshop entitled “Industrial Skill Development in Developing Countries: Education, Skills Demands, and Productivity.” In recent years, discussions on industrial human resource development have focused not only on professional skills but also on non-cognitive skills, which are skills続きを読む

  • Activity reportEnglish [Activity Report] Trial for the development of a board game for soft skill training

    In the SKY project, we are developing a training program using a board game to improve the soft skills of workers in the sewing industry. Recently, we conducted a trial of the prototype board game created by the project team. Board game-based training is expected to attract the participants’ interest through the game and make続きを読む

  • Activity reportEnglish Activity Report Presentation of SKY project activities at the session of Science Forum South Africa 2021

    At the session “Skills Assessment Tools for Enhancing Productivity” on the first day of the Science Forum South Africa 2021 held on December 1, SKY members reported on the activities and achievements of the project. At the beginning of the session, Mr. Yende, CEO of the South African Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Sector Education and続きを読む

  • EnglishActivity plan SKY project members will speak at the Science Forum South Africa (SEFA) 2021 organized by Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), South Africa

    At the Science Forum South Africa (SEFA) 2021 organized by the Department of Science and Innovation (DSI), South Africa, SKY project members will be speaking and reporting on SKY’s activities. This session will compare training programs in Ethiopia, Ghana, and South Africa to see how skills assessment and diagnosis of skills mismatch was conducted, and続きを読む

  • Activity reportEnglish Interview with Dr. Hiroyuki Noguchi, Professor Emeritus, Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Nagoya University, “Towards a Socially-Conscious Proficiency Assessment: CEFR, Japanese Language Proficiency Assessment, and Proficiency Assessment as a Framework

    In the SKY project, we are developing a skills assessment module that will contribute to the development of industrial human resources in Africa. We are developing the module with the help of Dr. Noguchi, who specializes in test theory and measurement of proficiency. In this interview, we asked Dr. Noguchi about ” Proficiency Assessment” based続きを読む

  • Activity reportEnglish [Activity Report] Exchanged opinions on the development of game-based training programs

    The SKY project is currently exchanging ideas among the members to develop a training program for workers in the industrial sector. In recent years, corporate training programs have been attracting attention not only for lecture-based instruction but also for participatory training such as workshop-style training. In a recent discussion among SKY members, we discussed board続きを読む

  • Activity reportEnglish Keynote speech by Dr. Shoko Yamada at UNIDO-Japan Cooperation Webinar Series “Joining Forces for Industrial Skills Development”

    On Wednesday, July 1, 2021, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna co-hosted the online webinar ” Joining Forces for Industrial Skills Development.” This event was the second in the series “Partnering for ISID: New challenges and opportunities for the UNIDO-Japan cooperation.” The続きを読む