The auto mechanic sector is in Chang’ ombe, Dar Es Salaam. 2 new teachers have been employed since Jan 2013. Training began in May 2013 with a total of 16 apprentices from 5 different companies.
In September 2014 a third teacher was recruited in preparation for a 2nd batch intake of apprentices anticipated for 2015.
Completely separate workshop space was walled off in the Chang’ombe VETA truck mechanic workshop. The equipment was supplied by the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts and VETA.
International short-term experts are engaged by the Hamburg Chamber of Crafts, a number of times yearly, to conduct Teacher Training Workshops.
3-day planning workshops with representatives from the relevant industries were held to discuss the structure and contents of the Dual Apprenticeship courses. A 3-year comprehensive course with 3 annual Off-the-Job Block releases at VETA was agreed.