In order to encourage the collaboration between the Duékoué Rural Vocational Centre (Ivory Coast) and the Établissement Régional d’Enseignement Adapté (EREA) Édith Piaf (France), the IECD organised a twinning mission between the two establishments from 8 to 15 December 2017. Thus, two teachers from the Académie de Paris met their Ivorian counterparts and discussed vocational training in electrical engineering professions in Ivory Coast.
Twinning is at the heart of strategy of the Graines d’Espérance vocational training program developed by the IECD. It aims to support teachers and administrative teams at schools in Ivory Coast in the upgrading of the CAP (Certificat d’Aptitude Professionnelle) vocational certificate in electricity. Training content, teaching methods and student safety were at the heart of the discussions: “Twinning has helped us to understand the differences between French and Ivorian training”, explains Anatole Gboko, a teacher at the Duékué Centre.