Technical & Vocational Skills Training

Technical and Vocational Skills Training Programme (TVSTP)

TVSTP offers a wide range of technical skills trades and basic business management training aimed at preparing graduates who intend to start their own micro, small to medium enterprises. The programme also engages in HIV Aids awareness raising  and education. Other capacity building training involved include Leadership and Advocacy skills for small businesses clusters and associations. It also provides and facilitates access to business advise, information and marketing linkages. Trained groups are provided with start up kits and opportunities for new innovation. As part of our accompaniment efforts, we monitor, and evaluation the progress of the groups during and after their training.

We support the birth of Micro Enterprises in Rural and  Urban areas in Zimbabwe .

"Imisebenso Yezanhla yaphilisa, Mabasa emaoko ano raramisa, Technical skills sustain livelihood"

TVSTP Methodology

The Technical and Vocational Skills Training Program (TVSTP) is a Silveira House concept that employs a simple, practical vocational skills training system in a  wide range of marketable skills through short intensive practical skills transfer courses to enable the trainees to get formal or informal employment. The simple approach takes care of those who cannot read and write.

During and or after training, the trainees can be attached to some business to gain experience, start up their own businesses or jointly venture into business. The trainees can also join a business incubator aimed at new start-ups, to get mentor-ship and access resources before moving on to set up their own businesses.

TVSTP contributes to the development of the local communities' economy by empowering some poor with skills to provide some essential goods and services to the the communities and neighbouring communities.

The Programme encourages sustainability of individual, family  and group enterprises through active participation of individuals, family members, business clusters and associations empowered with group and business management skills.

 

Why TVSTP?

* Traditional apprenticeship approach of training poor, unemployed and illiterate people, while emphasizing the use of local resources and private businesses to provide on the job training.

* Down-to-earth training approach which has non-rigid entry requirements

* Demand driven training

* Combines theory with practice as well as  extensive Monitoring and evaluation.

* Block release allows for on-the-job training.

* People oriented: The approach is informed by beneficiaries' choice  of trades and use of vernacular languages during training.

* Targets remote areas in order to reach out to disadvantaged groups.

* Gender sensitivity

* Learner centered training approach

* Cost – effective for training institutions whose only financial aspiration is to sustain the service

* Affordability of training programme

* Community based training which allows training workshops to take place in local communities thereby reducing costs associated with transport, accommodation etc.

 

Technical and Entrepreneurial Skills Training courses available from TVSTP

  • Radio & TV Repairs
  • Plumbing & Drain Lain
  • Welding machine making course
  • Blacksmithing  and Welding
  • Plumbing & Drain Lain
  • Tie & Dye, Batik,
  • Leather work
  • Upholstery
  • Building
  • Pottery
  • Fitting including machining
  • Fence making
  • Panel Beating
  • Solar Installation
  • Scotch carts and wheel barrows making course
  • Hair dressing
  • Tinsmith
  • Cement Products
  • Electric motor repair
  • Carpentry & Cabinet Making
  • Electrical Installation
  • Non Ferrous foundry
  • Repair of household appliances
  • Business management  including Generating business ideas,

 

  • Fibre glass Technology
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Business management  including Generating business ideas,
  • Making of small wood work and metal work machines
  • Interior Decor
  • Timber harvesting and milling
  • Dress making + Cutting and Design
  • Draft Animal Power
  • Tractor power
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Screen Printing
  • Architectural drawing
  • Book Binding
  • Auto Electrics
  • Machine knitting with (Passap, Empisal, CardomatiC, and 8 Button)
  • Sewing machine servicing and Repair
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Chalk Making
  • Refrigeration
  • Motor Mechanics
  • Candle making, Petroleum jelly making
  • Painting & Decoration
  • Soap making and other household detergents
  • Draft Animal Power
  • Tractor power
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Screen Printing
  • Architectural drawing
  • Book Binding
  • Auto Electrics
  • Machine knitting with (Passap, Empisal, CardomatiC, and 8 Button)
  • Sewing machine servicing and Repair
  • Mushroom cultivation
  • Chalk Making
  • Refrigeration
  • Motor Mechanics
  • Candle making, Petroleum jelly making
  • Painting & Decoration
  • Soap making and other household detergents
  • Agro processing- Fruit and vegetable processing
  • Leadership, Advocacy and conflict management  skills
  • Horticulture
  • Writing project proposals
  • Agro processing- Fruit and vegetable processing

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