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May 14, 2015

Being the Best to Get a Great Job!

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Every year, Catherine Ricciardi comes to Arusha, generally in March, to provide KIITEC students with her famous presentation on “ How to Be The Best to Get a Great Job”. Our students love it!

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September 26, 2014

6th Graduation Ceremony at KIITEC

The 6th Graduation ceremony took place on Friday september 26th 2014. In front of the Guest of Honour, the management and the teaching staff, 21 students received their NTA 6 Diploma, a National award, recognizing their three year academic successes with KIITEC.

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December 12, 2013

FTE is Featured in UNESCO-UNEVOC Report on Tackling Youth Unemployment Through TVET

The latest report has come out from UNESCO-UNEVOC from the Virtual Conference on Tackling Youth Unemployment Through TVET. Ms Ashley Sims, FTE Director of Operations, was invited as a presenter during the WebEx Live Teleconference portion of the Conference to present FTE's approach to technical education. Click through to read the full report and scroll to page 22 to read the feature section on FTE.

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December 4, 2013

KIITEC Recognized With Full NACTE Accreditation Status Certificate at Official Ceremony


Last week, KIITEC’s Principal Onesmo Matei, was invited to the National Conference for Rectors and Principals of Institutes and Colleges Regulated by NACTE to represent KIITEC in its accreditation accomplishments. Honourable Dr. S.J. Kawambwa (MP), the Minister of Education and Vocational Training of Tanzania presented the Accreditation Status Certificate to Mr. Matei during the official ceremony.

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November 28, 2013

KIITEC Trainer Successfully Awarded Internationally Recognised Certificate for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sector


Mr. Omari Abdallah, an Assistant Teacher at KIITEC, was successfully awarded the Galileo Master Certificate by the European Energy Committee (EEC) this November. Over the past few months, Mr. Omari has been working hard through distance learning courses to upgrade his skills in Solar Photovoltaic and Solar Water Heating. This week he received the news of his positive exam results and has been added to the list of achievers of the Galileo Master Certificate, an internationally recognised distinction for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Sector.

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November 19, 2013

Intern Recounts experiences from West to East Africa


With her internship officially over, Nene Ananaba took some time out of her schedule to share with us her experiences with ADEI, FTE and of course her once in a life time journey to Tanzania. Check out the interview below to hear her story.

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October 21, 2013

Alphonse Franco - Volunteering a Fulfilling Experience!


For me, it was pretty much by chance that I started volunteering but as chance would have it, I became a volunteer with ADEI. My professional life had led me to work in an Automations Research Laboratory called ENSEIG (INP Grenoble), where I was a CNRS Instrumentations Engineer. Also, I was involved in activities that had to with Industrial Applications. At the same time I also taught in schools and also at IUT GEII.

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October 11, 2013

Volunteer Joel Lequette Shares Experiences From His Missions Across Tanzania

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Since 2009, I have worked as a volunteer in developing projects at KIITEC in Arusha, Tanzania. I started out by providing training in Control Systems Maintenance to the locally hired teachers at KIITEC but have since increased my involvement in projects over there. I have seen the impact FTE’s Education Model on students, the local communities and industries and I believe that it is a powerful model worth expanding across the region.

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October 7, 2013

Female Graduate at KIITEC Receives Top Marks


For the first time in KIITEC’s history, a female graduate was recognized with top marks in the graduating class and was honoured to address her classmates as the valedictorian during the ceremony. We had the opportunity to speak with 23 year old valedictorian Mathan Belium and asked her about her experiences at KIITEC. Read her interview below.

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September 9, 2013

KIITEC Principal Invited as Keynote Speaker at Inaugural Conference on TVET in Mombasa, Kenya

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The Kenya Association of Technical Training Institutions (KATTI), in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Education hosted its first East African Regional Conference on TVET under the theme “The Role of TVET in the Development Agenda of Africa”. The event took place from August 25th – 30th, 2013 at the Sai Rock Hotel in Mombasa, Kenya. Looking at technical and vocational education and training as a main driver of development in Africa, the conference addressed the issues and priorities around skills-based training across East Africa.

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August 28, 2013

Successful Training Mission Accomplished at KIITEC

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From the 1st to the 15th of July, 2013, KIITEC hosted ADEI’s President -Jean Pierre Acquadro, ADEI volunteer-Girier Loup and a volunteer from ADEI’s partner, Schneider Electric Teachers, Ravi Bhushan Singh (from India).

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August 26, 2013

Electrical Training Volunteer Shares Experiences from Tanzania


Ravi Bhushan Singh recently teamed up with FTE's partners ADEI and Schneider Electric to provide volunteer services in Electrician Training in Arusha, Tanzania. Read about his experiences below.

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July 15, 2013

FTE opens first segment of Impact Africa online talk show

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On July 11th 2013, Ashley Sims, FTE Director of Operations was invited as a guest speaker on the live online radio talk show, Impact Africa to share ideas and solutions based on the FTE education model on the issue of ''Tackling Unemployment to Empower Youth in Africa''.

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July 8, 2013



“We are witnessing a young generation frustrated by the chronic mismatch between skills and work. The best answer to the economic downturn and youth unemployment is to ensure that young people acquire the basic skills and relevant training they need to enter the world of work with confidence.” UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova

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June 20, 2013

FTE Education Model Presented As Big Impact Idea at the 3rd Impact Symposium & Retreat on “Learning from First Principles, Building the Transition Team”

FTE was invited once again to participate in Impact Economy’s Annual Impact Symposium & Retreat ‘Learning from First Principles, Building the Transition Team’ at Greifenstein Castle on June 6-8, 2013. Over the course of 3 days, participants were invited to challenge “accepted” thinking, catalyze new (and renewed) action in the pursuit of impact and learn from pioneer projects in impact investing, sustainable business and philanthropy.

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April 18, 2013

Professional Entrepreneurial Coaching Offered to KIITEC Alumni

KIITEC Alumni now have access to free professional coaching thanks to the volunteer services of Mr. Jean-Stéphane Szijarto who will be extending his time and assistance to interested Alumni pursuing their own businesses.

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February 27, 2013

FTE Communications & Outreach Intern - Now Hiring

We are seeking a motivated individual to assist the FTE Director of Operations in developing communication materials and cultivating and managing strategic relationships with key businesses, organizations, foundations and individual donors.

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February 11, 2013

FTE Founder gives insightful TEDx Talk - Watch Here!

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On January 18, 2013 FTE founder Francis Brochon was invited as a guest speaker at the TEDX Lausanne event in Lausanne, Switzerland. Under the heading, “What if we do(n’t)?, event organizers called upon innovative and intrepid individuals across industries that have “dared to make difficult decisions in times of uncertainty, to question conventional wisdom, and to drive their ideas forward in the interest of a better world”.

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January 29, 2013

Job Vacancy: Technical Education Project Manager

We're hiring again and once again extensive travel is involved. Read through to learn about our Technical Education Project Manager position with travel to Nairobi, Kenya, Arusha, Tanzania and more.

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January 7, 2013

KIITEC Alumni Association Gears Up

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On December 22nd, 2012 KIITEC held an event to gear up for the official 2013 launch of the KIITEC Alumni Association. Since inception in 2004, KIITEC has graduated close to 200 talented technicians proudly working in their field. KIITEC aims to maintain strong links with its alumni, family and supporters through this association.

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