TechEnhancement; Workforce Development
The TechEnhancement program is designed for individuals who are currently in the workforce but need to develop or enhance their skills. Public institutions are vital in the quest by developing countries to achieve goals of growth, poverty reduction and provision of better services for their citizens. The TechEnhancement program is designed for civil servants.
Civil servants today face major challenges, including an increasingly demanding citizenry and rapid developments in the use of technology in day to day activities and in promoting e-Government. To overcome, the possible negative impacts of these and other such challenges thoughtfully designed and effectively implemented training activities and programmes are necessary. YTF introduces a needs assessment to establish what knowledge gaps existed in the civil service and the degree of the digital divide in and between offices, ministries and agencies. Emphasizing skill development for immediate on-the job application, YTF provides training services in specialized technical areas as well as management, organizational development, communication ad institutional strengthening to civil servants from Ministries of health, education, youth and development, sports, women affairs and industry.
The TechEnhancements program impacts students by:
- Training and empowering employed people with skills that will enable them to create work opportunities for themselves or continue more effectively by adding value to their job performance.
- Equipping participants with portable skills that can be applied across geographic and occupational lines.
- Demonstrating to state and local governments the benefits of increasing the level of investment in education and training for civil servants.