There is a major need for trained leaders.
Higher education yields significant benefits for both African young people and society, as a whole: better employment opportunities and job prospects, improved quality of life, and greater economic growth.
In sub-Saharan Africa only 9 % of young people are in vocational colleges and universities.
Companies operating in African repeatedly cite insufficiently skilled labor as a bottleneck to growth. By improving the knowledge and skills of workers through technical and vocational education and training, local economies can build a skilled workforce to increase the production of goods and services and contribute to economic growth.