One of the services EHPEA has been providing to member farms is training. EHPEA is currently taking meaningful steps to upgrade its training department to institute level in order to support the horticulture farms with full-fledged and need based training programs.
Within this framework, the EHPEA training department and members of related departments attended a training organized in cooperation with the Addis Ababa TVET Agency focusing mainly on training methodology and developing curricula. Mikias Bekele from the training department of EHPEA indicated that the next step is to finalize the task of curricula preparation and teaching guides to be derived from the occupation standards which are the key requirements for the accreditation of the training institute.
In parallel, the department is also working to share experiences from the Addis Ababa Chamber of Commerce on how BMOs bring income generating and demand driven training centers into reality.
Mikias lauded the support and role of the German Training and Development Center – bfz in organizing the training, contacting trainers and providing technical assistance for the establishment of the institute.