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Ethiopian companies bound by law to hire TVET trainees - ambassador

Published:Wednesday | June 1, 2016 | 6:54 PM
Kevin Mullings, Senior Director, HEART Trust Fund - HEART Trust/NTA (right) pays keen attention to a point made by Ethiopian Ambassador to Jamaica, Girma Birru, at a courtesy call paid by the Ambassador on the HEART Trust/ NTA yesterday.
Nicole Manning (right) Senior Director for Corporate Planning and Strategic Development at the HEART Trust/NTA has the rapt attention. From left: Denworth Finnikin, Senior Director for Workforce Development and Employment at the HEART Trust/NTA, Nihine Messret-Ademe, Consul at the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington DC, Girma Birru, Ethiopian Ambassador to Jamaica and Yodit Hylton, Honorary Consul, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.
Girma Birru, Ethiopian Ambassador to Jamaica (third left) greets Kevin Mullings during his courtesy call on the National Training Agency yesterday. Sharing in the moment are (from left): NihineMessret-Ademe, Consul, Ethiopian Embassy in Washington, Denworth Finnikin, HEART’s Senior Director for Workforce Development and Employment, Yodit Hylton, Honorary Consul, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Nicole Manning, Senior Director, Corporate Planning and Strategic Development at the HEART Trust/ NTA.
Nicole Manning (right), Senior Director for Corporate Planning and Strategic Development at the HEART Trust/ NTA shares the multifaceted training approach of the HEART Trust/NTA as Yodit Hylton, Honorary Consul, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia looks on.
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The Ethiopian Ambassador to Jamaica, Girma Biruu, has told HEART Trust/NTA officials that companies in his country are bound by law to hire trainees under it's Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programme.

He was speaking during a special visit to the HEART Trust/NTA’s offices in Kingston.

The discussion led to disclosures of shared practices between the Jamaican and Ethiopian training systems.

“We have over 27 million students who are trained and certified under the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) system, which is the training system you also have here. We also work alongside the different private sectors to assist our trainees,” said the Ambassador. 

Additionally, the Ambassador acknowledged the HEART Trust’s efforts to prepare and suitably place its trainees to meet both present and emerging job opportunities through extensive labour market research.

The visit hosted by the HEART Trust/NTA is aimed at strengthening the bond between the two countries.