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Monthly Report: The Project for Promoting Youth Employment through Construction Equipment Operating Skills Training in Zambia

Monthly Report: The Project for Promoting Youth Employment through Construction Equipment Operating Skills Training in Zambia

01.02.2023

The fact sheet with background, overview, and plans for the project.

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), in cooperation with the Government of Japan, the Government of Zambia, and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. launched the “The Project for Promoting Youth Employment through Construction Equipment Operating Skills Training” in Zambia from 2021. This web page will provide regular updates on the progress and status of this project.

With the shift in Zambian economy towards more capital- and skill-intensive sectors such as mining, construction, transportation and manufacturing, the demand for technical skills for the operation of heavy equipment operation has increased. However, construction and mining sector employers struggle to find skilled workers who meet modern machinery operational skills requirements. The situation is compounded by the need to integrate Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies into heavy machinery operations.

Through a public-private development partnership (PPDP), the four-year project will align industrial skills development to the needs of the industry and the labour market, ultimately fostering productive youth employment. This will be achieved by jointly establishing a centre of excellence for construction equipment operator workers at the Kitwe Vocational Training Centre (KVTC). Starting from the third year of project implementation, more than 125 skilled operators are expected to graduate from KVTC on an annual basis.

Monthly Reports

Results for January

  • CONDUCTED SEVERAL MEETINGS WITH THE WORKING COMMITTEE TO CURATE THE STAFF DEVELOPMENT CALENDAR.
  • COMMENCED THE DEVELOPMENT OF BIDDING DOCUMENTS FOR A HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR AND HYDRAULIC EXCAVATOR SIMULATOR.
  • PLANNING AND PREPARING FOR TRAINING MATERIALS PRODUCTION WORKSHOP SLATED FOR JANUARY 30TH TO FEBRUARY 3RD, 2023.
  • COMMENCED THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS OF A CIVIL ENGINEER FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE UPGRADE ACTIVITY UNDER THE WORKING COMMITTEE PROTOCOL.

>Report for January

>Work Plan and Progress

 

Results for December

  • COMPLETED OUTPUT 1: OBTAINED NATIONAL ACCREDITATION FOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (HEO)1 CURRICULA FROM TECHNICAL EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING AUTHORITY (TEVETA). LETTER CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.
  • COMPLETED THE FIRST PROJECT STEERING COMMITTEE (PSC) MEETING WITH PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS. MINUTES OF MEETING CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.
  • COMPLETED A HYBRID MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR KITWE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE (KVTC) STAFF FACILITATED BY THE INTERNATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE OF THE INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANIZATION (ITCILO) IN TURIN, ITALY. FULL REPORT CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.
  • COMPLETED A HYBRID MANAGEMENT TRAINING FOR PROJECT STAFF IN DIGITALIZATION OF VOCATIONAL TRAINING SYSTEMS FACILITATED BY ITCILO. FULL REPORT CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.

> Report for December

 

Results for November

  • COMPLETED THIRD TRAINING OF TRAINERS (TOT) FOR KITWE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER (KVTC) TRAINERS AT PEO IBARAKI TRAINING CENTRE IN
    JAPAN, ORGANIZED BY HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY. FULL REPORT CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.
  • COMPLETED HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (HEO) 1 CURRICULUM APPROVAL WORKSHOP FACILITATED BY TECHNICAL EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING AUTHORITY (TEVETA) OF ZAMBIA. FULL REPORT CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.

> Report for November

 

Results for October

  • COMPLETED SECOND TRAINING OF TRAINERS (TOT) FOR KITWE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTER (KVTC) TRAINERS AT HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY (HCM) IN LUSAKA, ZAMBIA. FULL REPORT CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.
  • COMPLETED HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (HEO) 1 CURRICULUM VALIDATION WORKSHOP FACILITATED BY TECHNICAL EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING AUTHORITY (TEVETA) OF ZAMBIA. FULL REPORT CAN BE ACCESSED HERE.
  • THE RESULTS OF THE TRAINING NEEDS ANALYSIS (TNA) SURVEY ARE NOW AVAILABLE AS A FULL REPORT HERE

> Report for October

 

Results for September

  •  COMPLETED A STUDY TOUR AT HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY (HCM), JAPAN, TO BENCHMARK BEST PRACTICES FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (CEO) PROGRAM AT KITWE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE (KVTC)
  • WELCOMED HCM, ZAMBIA PRESIDENT ALONG WITH A DELEGATION FOR A FAMILIARISATION VISIT AT KITWE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE (KVTC)
  • CONDUCTED A MONTHLY UPDATE MEETING WITH KVTC MANAGEMENT STAFF TO PLAN ON UPCOMNG PROJECT ACTIVITIES 
  • CONDUCTED THE FIRST TRAINING OF TRAINERS (TOT) FOR THE NOMINATED KVTC CEO TRAINERS AT KALUMBILA MINES IN THE NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE OF ZAMBIA AS AN ORIENTATION IN HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS
  • ENGAGED A LOCAL CIVIL ENGINEER TO COMPLETE THE DESIGN OF A SERVICE SITE PLAN FOR KVTC TO DETERMINE CEO PRACTICING AREA AND CONSTRUCTION SITE AT KVTC

> Report for Setpember

 

 

Results for August

  •  CONDUCTED A REVIEW MEETING WITH KITWE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE (KVTC) MANAGEMENT TEAM FOR THE PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION (M&E) ROADMAP 
  •  CONDUCTED AN INDUSTRIAL TOUR AT LUMWANA COPPER MINES TO PLAN FOR THE BASIC HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATIONS ORIENTATION TRAINING OF TRAINERS (TOT) 
  •  CONDUCTED A PLANNING MEETING WITH HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY (HCM) ZAMBIA FOR THE STUDY TOUR TO HCM JAPAN 
  •  CONDUCTED A KNOWLEDGE SHARING SESSION WITH INDUSTRY PLAYERS AT KVTC HEAVY EQUIPMENT REPAIR (HER) DEPARTMENT 

> Report for August

 

 

 

Results for July

  •  COMPLETED ACTIVITY 1.1 (DETERMINE THE LABOR MARKET NEEDS AND TECHNICAL SKILLS REQUIRED OF HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATORS) TO DEVELOP A COMPETENCY-BASED CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (CEO) CURRICULUM 
  •  COMMENCED ACTIVITIES 1.2 (ESTABLISH A CEO QUALIFICATION FRAME WORK) AND 1.3 (DEVELOP A CEO CURRICULUM) AS PART OF THE CEO CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT PROCESS 
  •  COMPLETED A CEO JOB PROFILE AND QUALIFICATION FRAMEWORK WORKSHOP FACILITATED BY TECHNICAL EDUCATION, VOCATIONAL AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING AUTHORITY (TEVETA) HELD IN ZAMBIA’S CENTRAL PROVINCE 
  • COMPLETED A CEO CURRICULUM DETAILING WORKSHOP FACILITATED BY TEVETA HELD IN ZAMBIA’S LUSAKA PROVINCE 

> Report for July

 

Results for June

  •  COMPLETED LABOUR MARKET SURVEY (LMS) REACHED OVER 600 MINING AND CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES IN ZAMBIA
  • CONDUCTED 3 MEETINGS WITH KITWE VOCATIONAL TRAINING CENTRE (KVTC) TECHNICAL TEAM TO ANALYZE TRAINING NEEDS ASSESSMENT (TNA) FINDINGS 
  •  CONDUCTED PROJECT UPDATE MEETING WITH HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACHINERY (HCM) 
  • COMPLETED TNA REPORT FOR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT OPERATOR (CEO) CURRICULUM 

> Report for June

 

May 2022 – Successfully conducted a Training Needs Analysis Workshop to analyse data from Training Needs Assessment (TNA) surveys. Host institution KVTC established a Business Development Office to support the career service and promote industry linkages.

 

> Report for May

 

 

April 2022 – Established a road map with Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) for Construction Equipment Operator (CEO) Curricula development. 

 

> Report for April

 

 

March 2022 – Conducted the Labour Market Survey (LMS) and the Traning Needs Asessment (TNA) in Zambia. 

 

> Report for March

 

 

 

February 2022 – Established a project office on site and conducted a study tour to interact with project stakeholder.

 

 

 

>> Report for February

 

Related Links

Japan, Zambia, Hitachi Construction Machinery and UNIDO to develop construction equipment operators in Zambia (29 September 2021)