Workshop on Skills Interface Platform in the Agro-industry Sector (SIPAS)

The Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) is organising the SIPAS workshop on Wednesday the 25th of June 2014 at the seat of HRDC, 4th Floor NG Tower, Ebène, at 09h00. The workshop will comprise operators, training providers/universities and professionals of the Agro-industry sector as the main stakeholders. The focus will be on skills development for the sector.

The specific objectives of the SIPAS will be:

  • Have an overview of the current skills/situation and needs in the Agro-industry sector and also to come up with an updated list of scarcity areas for the sector;

  • Synergise collaboration between stakeholders of this sector by aligning the curriculum/training programmes more towards the requirements of large as well as small operators of this sector;

  • Find innovative ways and means for training institutions to include dynamic inputs into the design and delivery of new/ongoing training programmes to boost employability; and

  • Propose training/skills development programmes and ways to minimize the information gap between industry and academia/training institutions, and contribute towards addressing specific skills mismatch.

The HRDC encourages operators of the agro-industry to fill the one-page questionnaire on skills need of the sector appended below and send by email on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The inputs from the questionnaire will be debated during the workshop. The final outcome of the workshop will be to come up with short-term and medium-term training programmes for the sector. If you need any additional information, please contact us at HRDC on 4641316 or email to Mr Kreshna Googoolye on the email address mentioned above.

Download Questionnaire for Survey on skills needs in the Agro-industry Sector

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