Review and Planning Meeting Held at Chitwan

Chitwan/11 October 2018

ENSSURE organized a Review and Planning Meeting in Sauraha, Chitwan on 8th to 10th October 2018. The first day was dedicated to EVENT II project as the day focused on providing orientation to the monitoring team on conduction of the income verification.

Second and third day of the event was dedicated for ENSSURE project. The PIU and PSU staff of the project along with the members of the Project Steering Committee, HELVETAS Swiss Interacooperation’s Country Director Dr Bharat Pokharel and its International Programme Advisor Jane Carter were present in the event.

The programme began with the welcome speech of Tek Bahadur Malla, the head of CTEVT’s Training Division and ENSSURE’s Project Manager. During his address, he hoped to get a chance to review the ongoing activities with focus on Short Training Course with OJT and Apprenticeship, Career Guidance in School and Worker’s Further Training.

Pointing out that ENSSURE was a program working for system change, he stressed on the need for all including the training providers to understand the difference between previous training (390 hours) and ENSSURE’s training (1696-hours). He acknowledged that things might sometimes deviate from planning, but we should always be trying to work towards the goal.

He added that CTEVT had begun the Apprenticeship programme in four of its schools, learning from the experience of Butwal Technical Institute. He also informed that there were demands for similar training programmes in new occupation.

Adding that the CTEVT was developing Apprenticeship curricula on Small Hotel Management and Information Technology, he stressed on bringing more industries on board to implement these programmes as an answer to resolve the issue of unmatched supply and demand in labour market. Reminding all that the project was great responsibility, he urged all to be a model, even for other donors.

Speaking at the opening, Ramesh Bakhati, the CTEVT Planning Division Director and ENSSURE PSC member, said that the project was bit slow to meet the target with only 28% expenditure. He asked all concerned to reflect on the weakness and reasons for lack of progress. He added that Project objectives were achievable but good planning and its effective execution were necessary.

The issues related to monitoring, finance and admin, operation of Apprenticeship system and database were discussed. The regional teams also prepared their planning for next year.