VOCATIONAL TRAINING IN LIBERIA
HELOG Academy e.V. is accredited as an international training facility by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
HELOG supported the foundation of the fully independent HELOG Academy Liberia in close collaboration with the Liberian Ministry of Education (MoE) in order to provide technical education and training of the job profile "Maintenance Engineer“ in Liberia.
Taking a look at the Liberian economy, a prospective outlook is expected for the next years which will generate thousands of new jobs, especially for skilled people. Unfortunately, the lack of skilled technical workers is already an obstacle for the future growth of Liberia.
A key deficit in the development of skills and competency-based training in Liberia is the lack of credible vocational training standards and benchmarks for the Liberian unskilled and semi-skilled workforce. At the same time, thousands of young people are unemployed, unqualified and without any sustainable living perspective due to a lack of professional orientation and training. Thus, the improvement of quality, flexibility and availability of solid formal TVET is the fundamental goal of this project.
HELOG Academy Liberia intends to take action exactly at this point and to provide basic technical training in the fields of metal processing and mechanical engineering. The project aims at young male, but also young female school leavers in Liberia who so far have no chance to achieve a professional qualification. Above all, technically interested young people from low-income families may benefit from the training and income opportunities meaning that they can improve the conditions of their lives characterized by unemployment and poverty.