Energy, Jobs and Skills: A Rapid Assessment of Potential in Mtwara, Tanzania

"This study sets out by examining, the growth and labour potential of the energy sector, one of the most promising labour absorbing sectors, and the demand that it is creating for young electricians in Mtwara and beyond. The findings of this study highlighted the relatively high status of the electricians, the required formal certification, and the benefits of informal apprenticeships that provide the basis for eventual self-employment. In this study the potential of the energy sector is considered broadly. It links this analysis with the views and challenges faced by the Tanzanian youth in becoming qualified and skilled electricians to meet the emerging market demands. The report makes specific recommendations for improving electrician opportunities through escalated efforts in training and on-the-job learning."