By Fenta Nurilign Tsegaye
Determined to fight unemployment, two female students, chose to enrol for electric and mechatronics courses at Dire Dawa Polytechnic College in Ethiopia. They had witnessed that their friends and colleagues who had graduated Universities had remained unemployed. “They advised me that studying TVET courses are better than university courses since their offer better chances of employment,” one female student observed. She further explained that she has since received practical training that has equipped her with skills to succeed in industry once she completes her studies.
The other student from automotive department replayed that the cause for her motivation to join TVET was her elder sisters who had studied TVET courses and employed. She also recalled that after she began the training, in the first year she has frustrated when she saw the training machine assuming that operating such machines would be difficult. But she has since developed a passion for the practical training she has received from her tutors at Dire Dawa polytechnic college.
From the interview, it is evident that female students are motivated to undertake TVET and there are existing facilities at Dire Dawa Polytechnic College to support them to achieve their career goals.
The Writer is the Communication Expert at Dire Dawa Polytechnic College.