Improving Skills Training for Employment Program - Tourism, ISTEP 10
The Improving Skills Training for Employment (ISTEP) Program was funded by the Government of Canada and managed by Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan).
The ISTEP Program through its partners in Tanzania (Ministry of Education and Vocational Training, Vocational Education and Training Authority, and National Accreditation Council for Technical Education) and Canada aimed to strengthen the capacity of local institutions to produce a skilled workforce that contributes to economic growth both regionally and nationally. Graduates will be equipped with skills that meet employer needs and contribute to successful local economies. This approach was applicable to the rapidly growing tourism sector and due to these identified labour needs, VETA Mikumi has decided to expand its program offering by developing a new Eco-Tourism Program.
The ISTEP-10 Institutional Partnership between Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) and VETA Mikumi resulted in the development of the above program. This came as a result of the enhanced capacity of VETA Mikumi staff to respond to labour market needs in the tourism industry.
- Development of curriculum materials and lesson plans that will meet national accreditation standards
- Development of stand-alone modules for entry-level training
- Integration of entrepreneurship and gender related aspects into the curriculum
- Competency-based education capacity building of instructors
- Development of materials for use in career development services
- Leadership and management capacity building