Ethiopia Interim Report Bridging the Supply-Demand Gaps of the Industrial Workforce: Findings from a Skills Assessment of Garment Workers in Ethiopia
In this paper, to measure the perception gaps between the supply and demand side of worker skills, an assessment in which assessors from the employer side and the TVET trainer side concurrently graded the garment manufacturing vocational skills of the same workers was conducted. The findings show that there are several layers of mismatch not only between TVET and employers but also between TVET trainers and students. The report also points out that noncognitive or “soft” skills are as important as production skills and it was revealed that TVET graduates demonstrate higher levels of noncognitive skills than do workers trained only in the factories.
2018.01.01Shoko Yamada・Christian Otchia
Explaining differing perceptions of employees’ skill needs: the case of garment workers in Ethiopia
The Ethiopian economy has grown significantly and the government has prioritized industrial skills development and expanded technical and vocational education and training (TVET). However, mismatches between the skills availableand the skills required are widespread and the unemployment rate for TVET graduates is high. This paper empirically identify the exact types and domains of skills in which the supply–demand mismatches happen in Ethiopia. It also introduces a unique instrument that captures the knowledge and skills of workers in real work environments.
Perception differential between TVET trainers and trainees on employability skills in Ethiopia: The case of garment Sector
This paper uses original data to understand the process of garment production skills acquisition in the top seven public TVET institutes in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. More specifically, it has two objectives. First, it develops garment skills acquisition scales based on the Ethiopian Occupational Standards items. Second, it compares trainees and TVET trainer’s perception of skills acquisition to assess whether there are gaps in the expectations of the skills to acquire.
Addis Ababa Symposium on Skills Development “High Quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Growth and Job Creation in Ethiopia”
"Program of the Addis Ababa Symposium on Skills Development
“High Quality Technical and Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Growth and Job Creation in Ethiopia” 2017."
Addis Ababa Symposium on Skills Development Opening Remarks by the Minister of Education, H.E.Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam and State Minister, H.E. Ato Teshome
Opening remarks by by the Minister of Education, H.E.Dr. Shiferaw Teklemariam and State Minister, H.E. Ato Teshome.
Studies on Industrial Skills Development and Skills Assessment in Ethiopia
This presentation gives an overview of issues on human resource development in Africa and introduces the design of the research. It provides the findings of the mismatch between industry and training as well as that of between TVET trainers and trainees.
Industrial Skills Development and Skills Assessment in Africa
Why industrial skills development in Africa now? It summarises the issues around industrial skills development behind the rapid economic growth in Africa, and introduces the objectives and features of the project.
Policy Brief 2017/2. Schooling, Skills,and Labor Market Outcomes in Africa: Evidence from Ghana and Kenya
The aim of this policy brief is to explore the relationship among schooling, cognitive skills, and socioemotional skills in two African countries—Ghana and Kenya. It also assesses the association of these skills with labor market outcomes, with a special focus on women and youth.
Policy Brief 2017/1. Skills Development in the Context of the Sustainable Development Goals
This policy brief explores the education development in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It analyses the major change in education field in the paradigm of SDGs and suggests the policy and educational provider's needs for change.
Policy Brief 2016/1. Expected and Actual Skills of Young Workers in the Garment Industry of Ethiopia
This research foceses on the textile and garment industry, because it is the fastest growing and prioritized sector in Ethiopia, and has a potential for employment growth. The research aimed to capture the multiple skill dimentions of garment producion workers in Ethiopia and assessed garment workers' production skills and the skills perceived by factory managers and trainers.