Livelihood Upgrading Informal Apprenticeship

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Increased capacity of local actors and strengthened partnership of private sector to enhance economic recovery.

Upgrading informal apprenticeship

The informal apprenticeship model shall be implemented through a dual training delivery system i.e., practical on-the-job training in industry/enterprises for a specified number of weeks and classroom training (off the job) in a training centre. A minimum of two thirds of the entire training time should be devoted to practical training at the workplace while the remaining training period shall be at a suitable training institute. The training at the institute will mainly be theoretical classroom instruction in which the apprentices shall learn core skills such as life skills, basic business English, and IT courses to prepare them for future self-employment.

Primarily, the project intends to target 240 apprentices in the informal sector (in five priority occupations) under 120 master craftspersons.

The project will develop the technical capacity of the master craftspersons to implement the upgraded informal apprenticeship model covering the use of competency based training and assessment (CBT&A) methodology. Each master craftsperson will train 2 apprentices under his/her close supervision and guidance.

The five priority occupations are:

  • Auto-mechanic
  • Panel beating and car painting
  • Welding and metalwork
  • Sewing and dressmaking
  • Solar system

Learning centres/technical institutes and technical trainers for theoretical classroom training will be identified and supported by YLDF to be actively engaged in the pilot activities and training.

At the end of the project, YLDF will successfully deliver informal apprenticeship training in the five occupations to the satisfaction of the ILO as described in the scope, nature, log frame, detailed work plan, timeframe and other important aspects of the work involved.

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