Project Case Study
Supporting access to vocational education in the Tanzanian gas sector
Evaluating and providing recommendations for a leading gas skills programme
In response to high youth employment in southern Tanzania and the need for skilled labour in the gas sector the Tanzania liquid natural gas (LNG), Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) has run a programme known as Enhancing Employability through Vocational Training (EEVT) since 2012.
The project is aimed at improving the quality and standards of vocational training, attaining international accreditation for vocational training centres, and linking students with the private sector for placements and employment opportunities. The ultimate goal is to improve the livelihoods of young people in Mtwara and Lindi.
In September 2015, VSO contracted ASI to conduct an evaluation of the EEVT project to identify accomplishments and areas for improvement, evaluating the project’s success in meeting its targets, making recommendations for the continued success of EEVT. The Adam Smith International evaluator spent two weeks in Tanzania, interviewing students, teachers, companies and other stakeholders before delivering a comprehensive evaluation report. The report suggested methods to improve utilisation of existing facilities, improve learning outcomes and strengthen linkages with gas companies in the region.
Based on these recommendations, EEVT is now equipped to better utilise its resources and ensure the work accomplished has a sustainable impact on the youth of Mtwara and Lindi.