Agricultural Technical and Vocational Education Training (ATVET) colleges are largely located in the rural regions, close to the smallholder farming areas. In these areas rural youth, both the males and females, as well as adult women are often an overlooked and underemployed human resource.
Gender equality and environmental sustainability need to be mainstreamed into all trainings and activities to build ATVET capacity for sustainable approaches to agriculture and to meet the needs of both male and female client groups. The Agricultural Transformation Through Stronger Vocational Education (ATTSVE) project is designed to enhance the capacity of the Ethiopian ATVET system to prepare skilled, competent technical graduates.
Four ATVET colleges (Nedjo, Maichew, Wolaita Soddo, Woreta) have been selected for focused training and investment, with the intent that they will become leaders in change, sound institutional management and innovation, while at the same time serving as models for teaching and curriculum reform and demand-driven programming for the ATVET system.
For more information about the ATVETs’ Gender Clubs, and Language Clubs, please consult the main menu of the website.