• Lyhenne: TECIP
  • Toteutusaika: 1.3.2017 - 30.3.2020
  • Painoala: Koulutusosaaminen ja -liiketoiminta
  • Yksikkö: Ammatillinen opettajakorkeakoulu
  • Rahoitusohjelma: CIMO HEI-ICI
  • Projektin kotisivut: https://www.jamk.fi/tecip

Teacher Educators in Higher Education as Catalysts for Inclusive Practices in Technical and Vocational Education (TECIP) is a capacity building project between JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Finland, Federal Technical Vocational Education and Training Institute (FTI), Ethiopia, Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia, and University of Jyväskylä, Finland. The project is based on the long-term collaboration between the participating HEIs. At present in Ethiopia, there is favorable policy environment for developing post-secondary TVET towards inclusion. Still, concrete actions are needed. Teachers have a key role in making reforms come true, and therefore the development of TVET teacher education is the prime objective for ensuring people with special educational needs and disabilities the access to and participation in TVET education.


The mission of the TECIP-project is to equip the TVET teacher training providers on national, regional and local levels with necessary skills and knowledge on inclusive practices to support national development efforts towards inclusive TVET education in Ethiopia.

As an outcome of the project, FTI develops its educational structures in terms of inclusion in TVET and has curricula on inclusive education and related modules for pre- and in-service TVET teacher programs. As the modules developed in the project are part of the curricula, the results sustain and reach new generation of teachers. Additionally, a new in-service training model is developed for FTI and piloted for the use in future. The project scope involves all regions in Ethiopia via in-service training model.


Key Results to be Achieved:


  1. One curriculum and two training modules prepared which are integrated in the SEN and Inclusive Education course

  2. Five regional events/workshops conducted and knowledge on inclusion delivered for 200 persons at Federal, Regional and local levels on inclusive education in TVET

  3. 15 teacher trainers of FTI trained on inclusion and professional development plans prepared for them, including an awareness raising event for the whole FTI staff (N=100)

  4.  In-service training model developed for FTI, which consists of the Training of Trainers program for 100 TVET teachers and of the practice in delivering knowledge on inclusive practices for 1000 TVET teachers in regions.

More information:

Project Manager, Principal Lecturer Maija Mäkinen, tel. +358 400 505137, firstname.lastname[a]jamk.fi