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Mercy Corps

This learning brief describes how RIPA-North programme partnered with Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institutions in the Ethiopian lowlands to pioneer a new model of short-term, fee-based training courses. 

It highlights the success of this model, including 79 per cent of graduates gaining employment, but also the challenges of access for young women. 

The initiative demonstrates a sustainable model for skill development, leveraging market assessments, competency certification, and proactive marketing. It underscores the effectiveness of short-term courses in enhancing employability, especially for youth in pastoral areas, and points out the need for gender-sensitive approaches to increase female enrolment.

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This model offers insights for similar contexts, emphasising the potential of tailored vocational training to transform lives and communities.