Arusha. Tanzania is among three eastern African countries set to benefit from a $300 million project to enhance technical and vocational education (TVET).
The country will receive $ 50m for implementation of the six year project which will also involve Kenya and Ethiopia.
The two other states will get $ 90m and $ 150m respectively from the World Bank-supported initiative to improve the quality of technical education in the region.
The project aims to establish regional TVET centres of excellence that will provide the skilled workers required under the World Bank supported investment initiative.
Three technical training institutions in Tanzania, including the Arusha Technical College (ATC), are among the a total of 16 centres of excellence selected from the three countries.
The others are the National Institute of Transport (NIT) and two campuses - Dar es Salaam and Mwanza - of the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT).
"These institutions will impart market-driven skills to young learners in specialized TVET programmes", said Eng.Enock Kayani, the assistant director in the ministry of Education, Science and Technology.
He was speaking in Nairobi on Monday at the commencement of the project capacity building and appraisal workshop that will lay ground for official launch in December.