Skills-training partnership with Saint-Gobain on sustainable materials and construction
Saint-Gobain, world leader in sustainable habitats and high performance construction materials joins hands with Zambia Green Jobs Programme in a skills upgrade initiative with Thornpark Construction Training Centre (TCTC).
The initiative aims to build capacity and train students in how to use sustainable materials through trainings which will commence on November 8 in Lusaka. The partnership collaborates with Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA), the National Union of Building, Engineering and General Workers (NUBEGW) and Association of Building and Civil Engineering Contractors (ABCEC) in offering a four months training programme partitioned in three-and-one month segments. Students will spend three months at Thornpark School, tapping into the industrial expertise and experience from Saint-Gobain and the one month is for industry placement practice through NUBEGW and ABCEC. TEVETA's role is to domesticate the curriculum and offer a locally recognised certification to the students.
Earlier this year, five trainers from TCTC, ABCEC and National Association of Medium and Small-Scale Contractors (NAMSSC) were sent for training at Saint-Gobain Skills Development Centre in South Africa and a team of experts from the institute recently travelled to Zambia to assess and certify the trainers.
The Zambia Green Jobs Programme supports partnerships such as this, as they exemplify the role that the private sector plays in green skills development and in inculcating a green mindset and attitude shift.
Contact: Mr. Evans Lwanga
Zambia Green Jobs Programme