LOCATION

Ivory Coast (Bonoua, Duékoué, Abengourou)

PROJECT LAUNCH

April 2016

LOCAL PARTNERS

Technical center in Bonoua, Artisanal and Rural Professional Center in Duékoué, Vocational Training Center in Abengourou

QUALIFICATION LEVEL

EQUIVALENT OF THE FRENCH
CAP and CQP

The work placement actually showed me how to rewind a motor and how to maintain airconditioning units.

Grâce KÉREN

Electricity student at the Technical center in Bonoua (Ivory Coast)

Training young male and female Ivorians for careers in electricity

The Seeds of Hope program started in Ivory Coast in 2016 with two private centers: the Technical center in Bonoua (CTB) and the Artisanal and Rural Professional Center in Duékouée (CPAR) – Don Bosco. This support resulted in a 100% success rate in the CAP exam in July 2017, namely 41 graduates at the end of their last year in CAP. In July 2017, a public school decided to join the Seeds of Hope program, the Vocational Training Center in Abengouro (CFPA), in order to reinforce the training in CAP electricity.

At the same time, the IECD designed a new short training course (over 11 weeks) in construction electricity at the Technical center in Bonoua in summer 2017. Taking advantage of the premises that are not occupied during the summer holidays, this qualifying program targeted 20 young adults in a difficult employment situation looking for a qualification in the construction sector. Out of the 16 people certified, 100% managed to generate new income thanks to this training. The activities in the three schools will be continued and consolidated in 2018, in particular through the strengthening of partnerships with enterprises so that they are able to welcome even more students.

THE CAP LEVEL INTERNSHIP

The introduction of systematic internships at CAP level in consultation with companies is a major step in the Ivory Coast. It has been hailed by companies and students who have improved their results. During the three company visits, 12 internships were offered to the best students.

2017 Results:

  • 377 students trained in electricity professions in 2017.
  • 100% of students obtained their diploma in 2017.
  • 75% of the graduates from 2017 are working or continuing educational training in 2017.
  • 55 trainers followed technical and educational training courses in 2017.