The Project "Skilled Workers for Africa"
Interested companies can participate in the initiative in a variety of ways - for instance: by making use of the training program, by providing equipment or by organizing study tours or training the trainers / instructors.
Capacity building with a vision: Collaboration with well established, locally rooted and highly networked local organizations is a key success factor of the VDMA-Initiative.
The core of the VDMA-Initiative is to offer technical vocational education and further training for skilled workers which is geared towards the needs of the local industry in cooperation with local partners, organizations and the private sector.
Together with the Dangote Group, VDMA is establishing a training center in Obajana, which focuses on technical vocational education and training in the fields of mechanics, electronics and mechatronics. The training is based on the German model of dual track education system.
The food market in Kenya is developing at a rapid pace. With a practice-oriented vocational education program and further technical training for the employees of the Kenyan food industry, VDMA- Initiative makes an important contribution to meeting the high demand for qualified skilled workers in this sector.
Based on a close cooperation with the Botswana Ministry of Education, we are paving the way for technical vocational education and training in the areas of control technology, hydraulics and mechatronics