Afghanistan’s First Post-war Vocational School announces expansion

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Following its first successful academic year, the Afghanistan Technical Vocational Institute (ATVI) announces the expansion of the Institute to a new campus in Laghman province. ATVI is the product of a very successful public/private partnership between the ANHAM, LLC affiliate Knowlogy International (KI) and the Government of Afghanistan. This coeducational, post-secondary technical vocational institute prepares graduates for employment in four sectors: information and communications technology (ICT), agriculture, construction and vehicle maintenance.

Construction of the major components of the satellite campus began in August 2008 and is currently 80% complete for a capacity of 500 students. The curriculum offers junior college level technical vocational education in 5 areas: ICT, construction trades, horticulture, auto mechanics and management/administration/finance. These skill areas have been identified by the Afghanistan Government and by international organizations as essential to future economic development. The working plan has been carefully laid out with ATVI initially providing training for 600 male and female students, and targeting to graduate up to 5,000 male and female students per year, drawn from Kabul, other major cities, and the rural areas. In addition to the groundbreaking of the satellite campus, the girl's dorm at ATVI's main campus is ready to open and provide occupancy for 150 students. The facility is built in high quality standards with wide, large rooms which are well equipped with modern bathing, dining and recreation facilities and cold and hot water around the clock.

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