The Federal Small and Medium Manufacturing Industry Promotion Authority, in collaboration with the German Aid Agency (GIZ), has been providing training for 93 young garment and leather professionals to upgrade their skills in garment and leather product design and development at colleges in Addis Ababa, Bishoftu and Debre Berhan. The first round of the Skills Improvement Training Program, which has been given for the past 40 days, was held on March 26, 2021, at the Authority Hall.
The Authority is working to accelerate the structural transformation of the country’s economy by building its capacity to make small and medium-sized manufacturing industries competitive in the domestic and foreign markets.
The Authority’s Deputy Director-General, Frehiwot W /Mariam, said the Authority is working to accelerate the structural transformation of the country’s economy by building its capacity to make small and medium-sized manufacturing industries competitive in the domestic and foreign markets. According to the Deputy Director-General, in order to reduce the number of unemployed people in the country and train young people to provide the skilled manpower needed by the manufacturing industries, they have been providing training to 93 youths in three cities in the first round. The Deputy Director-General called on the trainees to use the knowledge and skills gained during their tenure and become entrepreneurs by applying the knowledge they have acquired. According to Frehiwot, there will be a second round of training. Ms. Frehiwot thanked the project coordinators, trainers, Lideta Manufacturing College, Tegbareid Polytechnic College, Debre Berhan Polytechnic College, and Bishoftu Polytechnic College for their contribution to the success of the training. At the forum, the trainees presented their garment and leather products. The trainees who successfully completed the training also received certificates from senior officials of the Authority.