VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM

Post by vog on 17/07/2017 at 16h44min19s

EDUCATION AND VOCATIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM

The overall objective of this programme is to transform youths, individual wage earners and smallholder subsistence people into business men and women through vocational modular and tailor made courses or initial / continuous training in our self-sufficient schools known as Vocational Rural/Technical Training and Resource Centers.
This program started effectively in Bamenda in 2010 and later extended or scaled up in Bangang-Fondji in 2012. As of now, the initial training program has not yet started efficiently because the necessary infrastructures have not yet been built.
Our targets include marginalized groups like youth, women and minorities as well as CBOs, councils, students and researchers in their field works.
For more information about the education and training program, see information brochure VORTRECand admission form.
 
Sketch showing training process at our training centers (VORTREC)

1-    ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
This programme is organized for primary and secondary schools all over our zones of intervention with focus on setting up environmental clubs, organic gardens, tree planting exercise and promotion of farmers of the future activities.
                             
Environmental education in primary and secondary schools


2-    MODULAR AND TAILOR MADE COURSES
This component is conceived for all those who for one reason or the other do not have enough time to undertake a long term course of 1 to 3 years. They are trained on sustainable agriculture and livestock activities for income generation, supported by basic knowledge and skills on environmental education. Individual time tables are therefore prepared with the trainee or group of participants based on his/her free time and the availability of teachers or resource persons. Generally it takes between 3 weeks and 4 months maximum. Practical account for 70 % while theoretical takes 30 %. This programme is currently going on with the following modules:

Course titles and descriptions

Duration

Crop production        

 

The duration here depends on the free time of the trainee.

 

Programming also depends on the availability of teachers and resource persons

Vegetable crops

Food crops

Cash or income generating crops

Production of planting materials (Crops/trees nursery): yam, banana, fruit tree, etc using different methods of propagation.

Animal production

Poultry, rabbitry, small cattle, pig, fish, bee, non-conventional livestock (quails and cane rat, etc)  production and management

Breed production

Forage production

Cut across modules

 

Market gardening with focus on organic farming for sustainable soil conservation and improvement.

 

Basic awareness on computer sciences

 

Basic training on rural economy and management

 

Good governance and gender

 

Sensitization and education on HIV/AIDS, civics, etc 

 

Basic notions on project proposal writing

 

 


1-    Eligibility Criteria For Training
     Be a girl, women or boy of Cameroonian nationality with 15 years of age minimum.
     Can read and write English, French or both
     Have at least First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC) or “Certificat d’Etude Primaire (CEP)”
     Be ready and committed to start a farm enterprise in his/her own locality upon graduation.

2-    Conditions For Admission
The following documents shall be required from each candidate for admission:
?    A hand written application specifying the module (s) of interest, proposed calendar of training, where to settle after graduation, etc
?    Photocopy of the National Identity Card of the applicant
?    A five thousand francs (5.000 f) registration fees non refundable
?    A minimum of thirty Thousand Francs (30.000 f) tuition fees is required but all depend on the type and duration of the module.
?    Five Thousand Francs (5.000 f) caution fees refundable at the end of the course if no damage is caused by the individual trainee to the properties of the centre.
?    Two (2) passport size photographs
?    A collateral surety from a well-known or reliable physical person, preferably a family member.

       
Our trainees at KSEB Bamenda (VORTREC Bamenda)


3-    CONTINUE VOCATIONAL TRAINING
This component refers to the formal education and training of youth of both sexes who have opted to take agriculture and livestock activities as a profession they will practice upon graduation. A curriculum is developed here for a 2 to 3 years program.
For eligibility criteria and conditions for admission, the same applied as for modular training except for tuition fees which varies according to the type and duration of training course chosen.


4- VOCATIONAL INDUSTRIAL TRAINING
This component is providing quality industrial professional training in the domains of carpentry and roofing, electricity and plumbering, auto mechanic, sowing and embroidering.
Activities at VORTREC Bangang-Fondji are being done in Bandjoun where potential candidates and clients are numerous and for convenience raisons. At VORTREC Bamenda, training are carried out in the Bamenda central town.
The minimum age at entry is 15 years. The duration of training is between 2 and 3 years and any successful candidate will be awarded a certificate of end of training.
We intend to provide a minimum follow up upon graduation like in the rural training track if means are available. Negotiations will also be organized with different stakeholders towards the socio-professional insertion of graduates.

Our trainees at our partners work place

 

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