News : Assistant tea technician training (3rd Phase) started to fulfill the shortage of skill human resource in Tea Sector

14 February 2022, Ilam

Though Nepal has long history in tea cultivation it is not independent in skill human resources in tea sector. There is high demand of tea technician from tea garden and tea processing factory. CTEVT a leading government institution of Nepal in the sector of technical education and vocation training has prepare curriculum of assistant tea technician level 1 but no training has been conducted yet. In this context CTCF Nepal and its project implementing partner F-SKILL Pvt Ltd have been conducting assistant tea technician training level 1 with the support of Dakchyata TVET Practical partnership, funded by European Union and managed by British Council in different 5 training venues in Ilam and Panchthar Districts. The training has been started from 13 February 2022 to trained 100 participants at Deumai municipality 08 Jitpur Ilam, Deumai municipality 03 Raketar Ilam, Phaphokthum Rural Municipality 03 Tinjure, Phidim Municipality 03 Lali Panchthar and Hilighang Rural Municipality 03 Gopetar Panchthar. A formal program has been organized with the presence of local government, Tea Stakeholders and local cooperative member during the first day of the training. CTCF Nepal is adopting Semi-apprentice Employment (SAE) model with 80% practical and 20 % theoretical class and will provide 430 hours training along with additional enterprise development, Occupational safety and health, life skill education to the participants. After the training completion CTCF will conduct skill test of training graduates from National Skill Testing Board to provide authentic skill certificate. All financial cost for skill test will contribute by the CTCF on behalf of the training graduates.

CTCF Nepal already conducted first phase training at Sakhejung, Jasbire, Nayabazar, Fikkal and Kanyam of Ilam District and second phase trainings at Pakhribas Dhankuta, Solma Terhthum, Mude  Sanischare  Sankhuwasabha, Haldibari Jhapa and Gotikhel Lalitpur to 200 participants. Quality of tea is determined and begins from the tea garden so CTCF Nepal has requested to all local government, tea stakeholder to mobilize the skilled human resources developed by the training which is based on production of tea. The general secretary of CTCF Nepal Mr Rabin Rai has informed that the level 2 curriculum and occupational skill standard will be developed focusing on tea processing, tea marketing and will conduct further training in future