Japan has donated US$6 million to Mozambique under a contract programme to fund the Professional Training Model Improvement Project in the country, signed on Monday in Maputo.
The contract, signed by the Director General of the National Institute of Employment and Vocational Training (INEFP), Anastácio Chembeze and the representative of the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) in the country, Katsuyoshi Sudo, is valid for four years and plans to restructure the Vocational Training Centres of Machava, in the southern province of Maputo and Nampula province, in the north.
The restructuring process will adapt the facilities, provide equipment, update training curricula based on skills standards and provide training to trainers and managers.
Mozambican news agency AIM also reported that this restructuring will include modernisation of administrative and teaching processes, to turn them into models to be adopted by other training centres in the country.
The Minister of Labour and Social Security, Vitória Diogo, said this project will allow about 3,000 graduates per year to enter the labour market, through 27 training courses, including construction and engineering, food processing and automobile mechanics.