As part of the Investment Programme for TVET, NIRAS IP Consult has been supporting the TVET Institute since 2004 in the occupational sectors of automotive, electrical engineering, garment, textile & leather, and metal manufacturing and construction. International experts provide training for teacher trainees, develop teaching and learning materials, and support the institute in purchasing training equipment. The experts for automotive and electrical engineering are permanently stationed at the institute with their own offices on the premises.
Phase 2 and 3 of the programme focused on supporting the institute and lead cluster institutions (LCIs) all over Ethiopia in purchasing, safely using, and maintaining reliable training equipment to ensure the long-term sustainability of the programme's investment. Phase 4 focuses on support for the satellite teachers’ training institutes coordinated by the institute, the LCIs, and agricultural polytechnic colleges all over Ethiopia. A new gender component aims to strengthen gender-sensitive activities and structures at the supported colleges.
The presidential visit was welcomed at the institute as it provided an opportunity to showcase the achievements made so far in training TVET teachers in Ethiopia.