Africa Tech Challenge benefits more youth with skills

Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. | Updated : 2023-09-19

The 8th edition of the Africa Tech Challenge (ATC), organized by AVIC International Holding Corporation, a subsidiary of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, Ltd. (AVIC), recently opened at the Technical University of Kenya in Nairobi, capital of Kenya.

The ATC drew the attendance of 83 teams and 332 people from nine African countries, which include Kenya, Côte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Contestants will compete in two divisions, which are CNC lathe competition & mechanical engineering drawing and CAD application design.

This year, the ATC will invite experts to hold professional discussions, organize attendees to visit plants and projects, and convene forums on vocational education.

The ATC was launched in 2014 to empower African youth by giving them with technical skills through specialized training programs and competitions. It has become an important event for young African people to further bolster their technical skills under the China-Africa TVET Cooperation Program.

Teddy (middle), a contestant from Uganda for the 6th ATC, displays an ATC commemorative wristband.[Photo provided by AVIC]
A three-person Zambian competition team in the 7th season of ATC poses for a group photo.[Photo provided by AVIC]

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