The precise route-map for the programmes to be developed by the institute will develop according to needs over time. The institute will hold regular stakeholder consultations and/or undertake market research among potential students to identify what is needed.
Programmes offered reflect local population needs and EDPRS 2 priorities. They are also demand driven and or just an innovation to stimulate employment creation.
The design and development of programmes follow the following assumptions:
The main purpose of the programmes is to engage youth and adult in generating productive employments.
An average intake of 25 students per programme in each Job Training Centre.
Each course programme includes at least the following modules: one professional module, one module on entrepreneurship & project management, and one practical module.
Students remain registered for a period estimated to two more years in an incubation phase participating in production development projects to enable their own businesses to mature for the market.
Examples of the proposed programmes:
• Livestock production (poultry, fish farming, bees, pig rearing, leather processing, etc);
• Food processing (pork processing, meat processing, honey processing, fruit processing, etc.)
• Renewable energy: PV (photovoltaic), Solar Water Heating, Biogas, etc.
• Education and Technology (Open Distance Learning; e-Learning; OERs, MOOCs, Courseware, Conferences; ICT literacy; Technology Apps for Education, etc.)
• Textile (tailoring, etc.)
• Fine arts: literature, drama, painting, sculpture and music.
• Crafts: ceramics, weaving, woodwork, architecture, pottery, etc.
• Performing arts (cinema, cirque, clown, concert, storyteller, dance, entrainment sports, juggling, street art, tightrope, etc.).
• Costumes and decoration for performing arts.
• Culinary arts
• Film and digital creative media
• Crops production (maize, cassava, rice, beans, wheat, etc.);
• Horticulture: plants for food (fruits, vegetables…) and non-food crops (flowers, plant and tree nursery, medicinal herbs…) ; landscape and garden design/construction and maintenance
All course programmes will incorporate study skills as “improvers’ classes” in entrepreneurship, project management, and appropriate ICTs to enable students understand and to be involved in the relationship between investment, growth, employment and income.