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Vocational Training Centers

Once David Röschli set up the vocational training centre in 1989, SELAM became a sustainably effective organisation. By learning a trade, the SELAM children as well as many other young people gain the opportunity to become independent and find work in the local economy. The vocational training provided by SELAM is based on the dual learning system with 30% theory and 70% practice.

Addis Abeba, Hawassa, Dire Dawa

Selam David Röschli - Technical Vocational College (SDR-TVC)

At the site in Addis Ababa, young people can complete a traineeship in the following fields:

Metalwork and Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering / Electronics, Vehicle Mechanics / Vehicle Electrics, Woodwork, IT and Business Administration, Cookery / Service / Hospitality, Sewing, Agriculture.

SELAM offers regular apprenticeships lasting one to four years, as well as various short courses lasting only six months. In 2019, 94% of all students at SELAM passed their final exam, and 934 trainees were able to find employment or set up their own business. 

In addition, a training centre for bus drivers and HGV drivers was set up in 2019 under the umbrella of the SELAM vocational training offering – the Misale Training Centre.

467 Lernende in Addis Abeba

338 Lernende in Hawassa

0 Lernende in Dire Dawa

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