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SOFRECO worldwide

SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.


Our clients

We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.


Our teams

SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists


Vocational training

Selected references
Egypt
European Union
Supporting the reform of the TVET governance system in Egypt (2017-2020)
The purpose of this contract is to support the reform of the TVET governance system in Egypt through formulating and piloting new policies and building the capacity of executives involved in the implementation of the new policies. It also aims at developing a scholarship model for career and technical education combining academics, hands-on training and career preparation. The contract also targets the development of skills standards for the six priority sectors targeted by the project.
Egypt
European Union
Strengthening the Ministry of Technical Education and Training (MoTET) and the National Authority for Quality Assurance and Accreditation of Education (NAQAAE) (2017-2020)
The Support to the Technical and Vocational Education and Training Reform Programme in Egypt –Phase II (TVET II) co-financed by the GoE (EUR 67 million) and the EU (EUR 50 million) aims to improve the structure and performance of the TVET system to better respond to Egypt’s new socio-economic needs, and in particular to boost the employability of youth and increase the country’s competitiveness.
Madagascar
French Development Agency
Technical assistance for the implementation and management of a project for the Modernisation of vocational training in the construction and civil engineering sector (2016-2018)
The FORMAPRO-BTP project aims to improve human resource skills and the match between employment and training in Madagascar by modernising vocational training in the construction and civil engineering sector. It involves pilot operations to develop the work force and restructure technical and vocational training, particularly by setting up public/private training schemes and strengthening the role of vocational organisations in the management of vocational training.
The project’s specific objectives include improving TVET governance for construction and civil engineering, modernising the equipment of training centres, and updating training content in the sector.
The technical assistance team will support and strengthen the National Employment and Training Centre (CNEF-BTP) in charge of the project’s management and implementation.
Djibouti
French Development Agency
Technical assistance specialised in TVET to support the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFOP) (2015-2018)
As part of the Vocational Training and Education Support Project (PAEFP), an international technical expert specialised in technical and vocational education and training is to support Djibouti's Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFOP) in the project's implementation and to help build the capacities of the teams of the Directorate-General for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (DG-ETFP). He is working directly with the DG-ETFP to provide assistance in the implementation of the activities of Component 2 of the PAEFP, as well as to develop their technical skills in the field of TVET.
The expected results of this support include the establishment of the vocational baccalaureate and the development of vocational training in response to the needs of Djibouti’s economy through personalised technical assistance to the DG-ETFP.
Chad
French Development Agency
Vocational training support project to enhance the competitiveness of businesses in Chad (AFPACET) (2015-2020)
This project’s specific objectives will be to amend, link and consolidate the intervention methods of each actor of the training funding scheme:
Component 1: Build professional organisations’ (PO) capacities – training demand
Component 2: Upgrade vocational training centres – training offer
Component 3: Capacity building of the FONAP (national vocational training support fund).
Cameroon
French Development Agency
Support for the implementation of a project on vocational training centres providing non-agricultural training in rural areas (2014-2018)
This project for the creation of vocational training centres (CFMs) providing non-agricultural training in rural areas of Cameroon, is directly in line with the national priorities of the DSCE 2010-2020 (Strategy Document for Growth and Employment) in terms of strengthening the offer and quality of vocational training in the regions of Cameroon. The priority sectors for the training centres will be jobs supporting agricultural production (food processing and export, maintenance of agricultural machinery, etc.), building and civil engineering-transport, the energy sector, and information and communication technologies. These strategic areas must contribute to the employment strategy which is based on three main lines: increasing the offer of decent employment throughout the country in order to keep people, and especially young people, in the country, (ii) aligning the demand for employment through diversification of the training offer, and (iii) improving the efficiency of the market to create closer ties between businesses and job seekers.
Congo
French Development Agency
Support in the start-up of education, training and apprenticeship centres in Brazzaville and Pointe-Noire (2013-2014)
This project supports the development of new training capacities better aligned to the needs of Congo’s economic sectors, in an effort to ensure high employability for young trainees, in partnership with employers and the business community.
More specifically, the project is providing funding for two Education, Training and Apprenticeship Centres (CEFAs): one in Brazzaville, which will be devoted to the building trade, and the other in Pointe-Noire, which will focus on industrial maintenance. Technical assistance will be provided to support the creation of the CEFAs and to ensure their sustainability.
Benin, Togo, Chad, Senegal, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Niger, Mali, Gabon, Côte d'Ivoire, Congo, Central African Republic, Cameroon, Burkina Faso
French Development Agency
Upgrading skills in Africa through a better match between training and employment (2012-2013)
Evaluation of vocational training institutions in 13 French-speaking African countries along the following lines:
- evaluation of the establishments’ and centres’ ability to meet the needs expressed by businesses and to propose programmes in areas where businesses’ demands are not satisfied.
- recommendations on existing establishments and programmes to be supported, whether financially or through contributions to the courses taught.
- proposals regarding programmes to be created in order to obtain backing from governments, funding agencies and businesses.
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