One of the objectives of Don Bosco Tech Africa is to increase the access to and improve the quality of TVET education in the Salesian TVET Centers in Africa – Madagascar Region. DBTA does this through capacity building for the TVET Centre Management and staff.
DBTA brought together Job Service Officers (JSOs) from different Provinces in Sub-Saharan Africa, in a five-day workshop to review the JSO Quality Manual. The workshop was held at Don Bosco Youth Educational Services (DBYES) in Nairobi, Kenya from 23rd August to 27th August 2021, and was moderated by Br. John Njuguna, DBTA Deputy Director and Mr. Jean Nepo, DBTA Project Officer.
While giving his keynote address at the official opening of the workshop, Fr. George TJ, DBTA Executive Director, reminded participants of the focus of Salesian TVET Centres of equipping students with employable skills so that they can have quality life. “By the end of their vocational training, the TVET graduates must have the confidence to go in the field and be job creators”. He emphasized.
He called upon the participants to take pride in the job they are doing in their respective provinces, because they are shaping the future of the young people.
Participants at the workshop reflected on five key processes: Preparing the young people to transit from school to the world of work; Searching for opportunities for the graduates; Pre-placement process; Placement into the world of work; and Evaluation.
At the close of the workshop, Br. John Njuguna urged participants to embrace ‘process thinking’, saying, “what we do today is what leads us to what we do in the future.” He further challenged them to implement the lessons they had learnt from the workshop.