The “Education for Employment (EFE)–Al-Najah Tunisia,” between the Tunisian network of the Higher Institutes of Technological Studies (ISET) and the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) organisation, was officially launched at a ceremony held Friday in Tunis.
The four-year project EFE–Al-Najah Tunisia programme (2019-2023) is funded by the Canadian government with 12 million Tunisian dinars and achieved by the CICan organisation in collaboration with the 25ISETs network. The objective of this project aims to contribute to the growth of youths’ economic empowerment in Tunisia, especially of women from rural areas.
CICan CEO Denise Amyot told TAP that to achieve the goal of this project the training received by Tunisian youths in the ISETs will be the subject of adequacy according to the needs of the labour market in Tunisia and Canada.
She noted that 90% of ISETs’ teachers (25) will receive training in pedagogy according to the competence approach to help them ensure in turn training in the specialities concerned by this project, adding that the sectors of support to certified technicians are ecotourism, renewable energy and agro-food.
Amyot revealed that a steering committee had been set up to ensure the good governance of this project in the next four years.
This committee is made of representatives of the General Directorate of Technological Studies, the General Directorate of Academic Renovation, the Ministry of Women, Family, Children and Elderly, the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA), the National Chamber of Women Entrepreneurs, the Ministry of Development, Investment and International Co-operation, the Global Affairs Canada organisation and the CICan.
The Tunisian-Canadian collaboration in the higher education and scientific research field dates back to the creation of the ISET network, concerned by the EFE–Al-Najah Tunisia project since the early 90s.