The Community Vision Group’s Vocational Training Institute delivers high-quality vocational training to young women and men aged 15 – 30 years. Professionally designed training, which is tailored to suit the capabilities of the trainees, provides the young women and men with the opportunity to receive training and a job placement to provide for their families. Our trainees from the institute are typically those who have not received any formal education and at best those with some form of formal education.

In each country where we operate, we aim to have one standard integrated training institute were life-skill programmes like Building Construction Technology, Plumbing and Sanitary Installations, Electrical Technology, Computing, Hair and beauty, fashion design and clothing, carpentry and woodwork, painting and decoration, catering and hospitality, Knitting and embroidery are conducted. The training institutes are operated by our local partners and Community Vision Group oversees and monitors the progress.

Training within Life-skills encompasses a practical approach and hands-on learning. The skills learned empower trainees, build confidence and enable them to gain employment. Each trainee receives a certificate upon completion and has the opportunity to do a work placement. This demonstrates how Life-skills acts as a steppingstone for trainees to enter the wider work environment, breaking the cycle of poverty they were born into.

Each year, we aim to provide training to at least 100 young people across the various life skill areas. Our skill training programmes are organised mainly in the form of workshops for a period of one year. In addition, all our beneficiaries undertake additional training in servant leadership, entrepreneurship, and management.