Funding Agency

The Government of Canada through Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, and before that, the Canadian International Development Agency)

Entrepreneurial Skill Development within Technical Vocational Education and Training

The overall goal of the project was to support the socio-economic development of Mozambique by contributing to the development of entrepreneurial competencies of staff and students of TVET institutions in Pemba and Maputo. Conducted occupational analyses with businesses, organizations, and institutions

Description of Actual Services Provided:
- Conducted occupational analyses with businesses, organizations, and institutions
- Delivered workshops on Competency Based Education and Training, curriculum development, and entrepreneurship
- Development of Entrepreneurship modules to be implemented into existing curriculum
- Established linkages between the institutions and the private sector, easing the creation of employer advisory committees
- Teacher training focused on CBET approach to teaching, curriculum development and lesson planning, and assessment and evaluation

Description of Results Achieved:
- During the project, BVC collaborated with its two partner institutes, a training centre and community stakeholders to identify and validate entrepreneurship competencies and essential skills through a modified DACUM process. This process was successful and formed the basis of content in the curriculum design and compilation. Partner instructors and administrators were integral in the curriculum formulation and review
- Module-based, non-sector specific entrepreneurship curriculum was developed suitable for the distinct trainees of the institute and the center. The curriculum fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and provides a hands-on engagement in entrepreneurial activities and managing a micro-enterprise. The curriculum design accommodates learner’s with different academic backgrounds to achieve training outcomes
- Partner staff participated in train the trainer workshops on Essential Skills profiling and principles, learning activity development, and active learning strategies as well as CBET training, entrepreneurship curriculum development, and an instructional skills workshop
- An incubation centre, which will be maintained by the partners was conceptualized and launched in Pemba and Maputo. Training and discussion with students and participants as to how an incubation centre will benefit entrepreneurial activity also occurred 

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