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Vocational training

Advice and technical training

You can do an initial training or skills development course in a technical field at the Centre de Formation Professionnelle et Technique Senegal/Japon (Vocational and Technical Training Centre of Senegal/Japan (CFPT)) in Dakar. You could train to become an industrial maintenance engineer. There are also skills development courses for engineers, skilled tradespeople and trainers. You can gain a range of different qualifications at CFPT.

They will advise you on the options. You will find all the information you need for your application on the website. You will have to pay a fee for the course each year.

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Funding for young people

3FPT was set up by the government. It helps young women and men to pay for their training.

You can apply for a voucher to train for a job. Applicants must be between 16 and 35 years of age. Training is available in the following areas:

  • information technology and communication; here you will learn how phones work, for example
  • mechanics
  • skilled trades
  • sport
  • culture
  • tourism
  • horticulture
  • poultry farming
  • farming
  • construction
  • logistics.

3FPT has offices in the following places:

  • Dakar
  • Diourbel
  • Saint-Louis
  • Tambacounda
  • Ziguinchor.
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Training for the construction industry

The Centre Sectoriel de Formation Professionnelle aux Métiers du Bâtiment et des Travaux Publics (Sectoral Centre for Vocational Training for the Building Trade and Public Works (CSFP-BTP)) in Bargny provides the training young women and men need to find work in construction. The Centre also helps them to find jobs and training courses. There are, for example, training and skills development courses in welding, solar technology and site management.

You have to be under 30 years of age. You have the option of taking an entrance examination. If you pass the exam, the training is free of charge. Or you can pay for the training.

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Personal consultation

Need support before or after your return to Senegal? Here you can receive advice.

Link to the advice centre