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Modernising apprenticeships ...

in Guinea

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Etienne KAMANO,
Head of the Continuing Education Division at ONFPP in Guinea Conakry

"In Guinea, we have developed a project called 'Projet de Modernisation de l'Apprentissage', whose acronym is PROMODAP.

This is a project for which we have targeted three sectors for its pilot phase:
Metal Construction, Carpentry and Automotive Mechanics.
Nous avons démarré le projet par une étude. Cette étude nous a permis de découvrir qu’il y avait un grand nombre d’apprentis dans ces filières.
At the census, we found that there were a large number of apprentices in the reinforcement and carpentry sectors.

We therefore decided, for an experimental phase, to recruit from among them those who could already read and write; those who had a good level of French and were well aware of the seriousness required to learn the trade for which they were signing up.

From the experimental phase...

Etienne Kamano de la Guinée

Etienne KAMANO,
Head of the Continuing Education Division at ONFPP in Guinea Conakry

The project was tested in the LABE region (in Fouta Djallon) and in Conakry, the capital. Two sectors were developed in LABE: carpentry (85 trained) and metalwork (45 trained).
But in Conakry, three sectors were taken into account: carpentry (195 trained), metalwork (110 trained) and car mechanics (125 trained). For this project, we requested the support of the GIZ, and at the end of the project, the rate of integration was almost 100%.
In total, 430 learners were trained. Of this number, 348 learners, or 81%, were inserted into companies, especially mining companies, and 82 learners were self-employed, i.e. a percentage of 19%.

... To insertion

In fact, on the basis of the market study, we established partnerships with certain mining companies which hired the bulk of the trained workforce. The rest were formed into economic interest groups or cooperatives, and GIZ mobilised other partners for their metalwork and carpentry needs.

Today, with the IOF, we are extending this experience to nearly 15,000 young people.

We would have already started with the first 700 apprentices if the Covid-19 pandemic had not occurred. Moreover, it is a former Beninese minister who is the IOF expert accompanying us in this new project.

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