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LVTC workshop in cooperation with local partners, Lusaka / Lior Etter, WfW

VOCATIONAL SCHOOL LVTC

In cooperation with the Lusaka Vocational Training Centre (LVTC), WfW has been providing training for plumbers and water operators since 2015.


CURRENT SITUATION

The LVTC

The vocational school LVTC (Lusaka Vocational Training Centre) reports to the Ministry of Higher Education. With around 500 students it is one of the largest vocational training centres in the country. All employees and teachers are Zambians and responsible for planning and conducting the courses.

Water-specific training

Until 2015, no water-specific courses were offered at LVTC. The focus was on other technical professions, such as electrical installation or bricklaying.

Expensive training

Education costs have to be covered by the students to a large extent. This drastically exceeds the budget of many young people. In the compounds, a large part of the population lives below the poverty line of USD 1.90 per day.


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«The partnership with WfW helps us to improve the quality standards for the implementation of water-specific courses, which increases the students' chances on the labour market.»

Georgina Chama, Acting Principal LVTC

MEASURES

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LVTC workshop in cooperation with local partners, Lusaka / Lior Etter, WfW

INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

WASSER FÜR WASSER (WfW) partially finances courses and pays for examinations. In addition, the school is supported in the purchase of materials, the expansion of infrastructure or the further training of teaching staff.

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Teacher training at Lusaka Vocational Training Centre (LVTC), Lusaka / Lior Etter, WfW

TEACHER TRAINING

WfW supports graduates of the school in their further training to become teachers. Course costs and other expenses are co-financed. After completing their further education, the students shall be offered employment at the vocational school.

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Morris and Lior Etter (left) engaged in a discussion with partners from LVTC, Lusaka

STRATEGIC SUPPORT

WfW advises the school during the planning and further development of course offerings as well as networking in the sector. Existing teaching materials, tools and technologies were evaluated with reference to standards of both Zambian industry and the water sector. The school's strategic orientation was adjusted accordingly.

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LVTC workshop in cooperation with local partners, Lusaka / Lior Etter, WfW

WORKSHOPS

The LVTC developed specific sanitary workshops together with the water supplier LWSC and the production company Lamasat for the first time. These workshops introduce the latest technologies as well as pipe systems and prepare the students to better meet the demands of the labour market.

SUCCESSES

1

First-time introduction of two water-specific courses co-designed and co-financed


2

Over 300 students with completed vocational training in the water sector


3

Weekly workshops initiated to introduce the latest technologies


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