The International Trade Centre (ITC) through the European Union Funded Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) in collaboration with the government of The Gambia and industry partners developed the Youth and Trade Road Map for the Creative Industries to activate job and income opportunities for young Gambians. The Roadmap includes an action plan that guides the project's work and its partners to support several interventions, major of which is skills development in TVET. From 2020 to 2021, ITC supported the development of the first nationally recognized curriculums in Film and Photography, Music Production and Management and Event Planning and Management. Given that Mastercraft persons (MCPs) provide a significant number of informal technical and skills training across the sector, it highlights the capacity of MCPs to be able to enhance formal training if supported through recognition of prior learning.

Therefore, YEP in partnership with the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA) calls for experienced Mastercraft-persons in Film, Photography, Music Production and Management to apply for the Recognition of Prior Learning Program.

This program aims to allow Mastercraft-persons who have the technical knowledge in the above-mentioned fields but do not have recognized academic qualifications in the respective fields to be assessed and certified by the National Accreditation and Quality Assurance Authority (NAQAA). In addition to being certified, the program will enable MCPs to work with TVET institutions to support formal training in the Creative Industries and provide more structured practical training through apprenticeships and job placement in the identified areas.

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The application deadline is July 20th 2021. Please note only selected applicants will be contacted.