Inauguration of the Mekelle Garment College – Centre of Excellence

On 19 September 2019 the Mekelle Garment College - Centre of Excellence was officially inaugurated within the framework of the project “Capacity building and job creation for youth and women in the textile sector in migration prone areas of Ethiopia”, funded by AICS with a contribution of 2.5 MEUR and implemented by UNIDO in partnership with the Ethiopian Ministry of Trade and Industry and the Ethiopian Textile Industry Development Institute (ETIDI). The projects aims to support the Government of Ethiopia in the creation of decent and productive job opportunities in the emerging national Textile and Garment (T&G) industry, with a special focus on women and youth from Tigray where significant fluxes of origin and transit of migrants take place. The Centre of Excellence will provide high technical and managerial quality trainings to facilitate the employability of basic operators and middle management staff in the factories operating in the T&G sector through Public Private Partnership approach.

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