Sequa gGmbH
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"It’s only the beginning!"
17 prosthetists and orthesists qualified on an international level in Tunisia

Car accidents, diseases and armed conflict in the neighboring countries: Many people in Tunisia are in need of medical treatment in the orthopedic sector. Therefore, the German Federal Foreign Office and the Tunisian Ministry of Social Affairs decided to finance the project called "German-Tunisian partnership for training in orthopedic technology" with a total of EUR 1.8 from July 2012 to June 2015. sequa implements the project since, in collaboration with the association Human Study, specialized in the training of orthopedic technicians to international standards.

The impressions of the project, the assessment of the participants and the expectations for the future can be followed in our project movie "Pour le bien-être of the patients! - For the benefit of the patients“ (in French and German).

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Together with its partners CETIME (Tunisia) and GSI (Germany), sequa obtained funding for a project in welding in 2014.. The project is funded by the EU and the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).

The project is aimed at three target groups. Vocational teachers of CETIME and from vocational colleges will improve their skills in certain welding techniques demanded by the industry. Courses are very practically oriented and give plenty of room to exercise and improve one’s welding skills.

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The consequences of the revolution in Tunisia in 2011 have led to broad political changes. The new state administration, targeted to greater transparency and democratic participation, offers many opportunities for improvements in the future.

The success of the transformation in Tunisia will be determined primarily by advances in the economic and employment situation in the country. The education and training of qualified professionals for the industry is an important factor.

Concerning the welding and testing technologies, the need for qualified personnel at all levels is consistently high.

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The German Foreign Office has agreed the finance a consolidation phase for the Employment Pact Tunisia until December 31, 2014, to conduct training courses on the new equipment in the nine VET Centres involved.

These trainings and other measures could not be implemented by the end of 2013 because of understandable delays. In October 2013 the Tunisian and German partners set up a common planning process for the consolidation phase.