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Welding Master Trainer/Instructor

Project description

The Institute of Vocational Training and Labor Studies Alberto Cassimo (IFPELAC) in Mozambique has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer to serve as a Welding Master Trainer/Instructor. Youth trained at vocational training institutes are more employable because the training they receive provides them with skills that meet the needs of the current job market including the oil, gas and mining industries. Youth can also choose to start their own businesses in which they employ themselves and others thereby ensuring income to their families and contributing to reducing Mozambique’s unemployment rate. IFPELAC’s professional training centers have a variety of new equipment acquired for their welding program and they need master trainers who can ensure the vocational trainers are well-prepared in proper management, operation and maintenance of all equipment and resources.

The PCRVs will be integrated into the training team, where they will work in coordination with the Director of the Center, the Pedagogic Officer and Technical Trainers in the welding area. The PCRV will plan, implement, monitor and evaluate the overall training process, aimed at ensuring the quality of the training at different levels and modalities of the vocational training offered by the center. The PCRV will also support the development of teaching plans, implementation of the teaching and learning processes, and monitor the those processes.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Mozambique together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Required skills

• Associate or Bachelor’s degree in Welding Technology or related field
• Minimum of 8 years of practical experience in the welding field with at least 5 years as a Certified Welding Educator, and experience in teaching as an instructor/master trainer
• Excellent training and facilitation skills
• Theoretical and practical knowledge of the following types of welding: shielded metal arc welding, oxyacetylene, tungsten inert gas, metal inert gas/metal active gas
• Strong knowledge of various types of welding techniques, tools, and skills, including experience with arc welders, welding shields, automated cutting torches, computerized welding software and other welding tools
• Leadership skills
• Able to work as an effective team member to achieve common results. Excellent interpersonal skills
• Good communication skills (verbal and written)
• High tolerance for ambiguity and high level of flexibility

Living conditions

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