Sub-zonal Forums

The FDRE Ministry of Industry has created Forums that links Universities, training centers (TVET), institutes and industries in 17 different industrial sectors in Ethiopia. This action is the government’s leading role to facilitate linkage and create bridge among academic institutions and industries which is believed to result in technological advancement, industrialization growth and as a result economical development. So benchmarking countries with successful stories this linkage was developed in 2014/15 in 17 industrial sectors and the industry development institutes are given the responsibility to support and monitor the Forums which are again separated into Sub- Zonal Forums taking into consideration their locations.These linkages are expected to work collaboratively with a yearly plan regarding the following pillars. These are: Student’s internship, academician’s externship, short term trainings, staff exchange, consultancy services, joint projects, Research and Technology Transfer.

AASTU with respect to departments residing in it participates only in 10 Sub-Zonal Forums.  The Sub-Zonal Forums and their member industries, training centers, coordinating offices and leading institutes are described below.

A. Chemicals and Construction Inputs Manufacturing Industries Addis Ababa’s 2nd Higher educational organizations (Universities), training centers (TVET), institutes and industries linkage Sub- Zonal Forum

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by Chemicals and Construction Inputs Manufacturing Industries Development Institute. The Addis Ababa City Administration Industrial Development Bureau is the coordinating office. And the lists of industries included to work with AASTU are:

  1. Berhan and Selam Printing Enterprise
  2. Ethio – Polymers
  3. Horizon Addis Tyre S.C
  4. Alkyd Resin


  1. Meat Processing & Dairy Products Manufacturing Higher Educational Organizations (Universities), Training Centers (TVET), Institutes and Industries Linkage Sub-zonal Forum

 

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by the Ethiopian Meat Processing & Dairy Products Manufacturing Industries Development Institute.  And the lists of industries included to work with AASTU are:

  1. Shola Dairy
  2. Family Dairy
  3. Mama Dairy
  4. Etete Dairy
  5. Nuredin Hassen Chuye Dairy
  6. Alemitu Dairy
  7. Layesh Dairy
  8. Janluka Dairy
  9. Abyssinia Export Abattoir
  10. Akakai Food and Animal Feed Processing
  11. Addis Ababa Abattoir


  1. Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industries Higher Educational Organizations (Universities), Training Centers (TVET), Institutes and Industries Linkage Sub- zonal Forum

 

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by Food, Beverage and Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Industries Development Institute.  And the lists of industries included to work with AASTU are:

  1. FAFA Food C
  2. Bless Food Laboratory service
  3. East Africa Tiger Brand Flour Factory
  4. Heineken Brewery
  5. National Alcohol factory
  6. Kality Food S.C
  7. Ethio Agri- Safe
  8. Meta- Abo Brewery


  1. Leather and Leather Products Manufacturing Industries Middle Ethiopia Higher Educational Organizations (Universities), Training Centers (TVET), Institutes and Industries Linkage Sub- zonal Forum

 

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by Leather Industry Development Institute (LIDI).  And the lists of industries included to work with AASTU are:

  1. Leather Industry Development Institute Education and Training Directorate
  2. leather Industry Development Institute Shoe Technology Directorate
  3. Waliya Leather and Leather products Factory
  4. Anbessa Shoe S.C
  5. Tikur Abay shoe Factory
  6. Peacock Shoe Factory
  7. Fontenina Shoe Factory


  1. Metals and Metals Products Manufacturing Industries Higher Educational Organizations (Universities), Training Centers (TVET), Institutes and Industries Linkage Sub- zonal Forum

 

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by Metal Industry Development Institute (MIDI).  And the lists of industries included to work with AASTU are:

 

  1. Maru Metal Engineering PLC
  2. Ethiopia metal & Steel Factory
  3. Efesol Technology
  4. KG Engineering PLC
  5. Akakai Basic Metal
  6. Bethel Engineering PLC
  7. A Metal engineering PLC
  8. Akaki Steel factory
  9. Euro- cables PLC
  10. Adama Steel factory


  1. Constructions Works and Housing Development Higher Educational Organizations (Universities), Training Centers (TVET), Institutes and Industries Linkage Sub- zonal Forum

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by Ethiopian Construction Management Development Institute. The Addis Ababa Science and Technology University is the coordinating office. And the lists of industries included to work with AASTU are:

  1. Federal Poly Technical and Vocational Agency
  2. Poly Technical Colleges
  3. Ethiopian Civil Engineers Association
  4. Ethiopian architects association
  5. Ethiopian Level 1 Contractors Association
  6. Ethiopian Construction Contractors Association
  7. Ethiopian Consulting Engineers and architects association
  8. Addis Ababa City Government Housing Development Bureau
  9. Addis Ababa City Government Construction Bureau
  10. Ethiopian Road Authority
  11. Addis Ababa Road Authority


  1. Sugar Manufacturing Industries Middle Ethiopia Higher Educational Organizations (Universities), Training Centers (TVET), Institutes and Industries Linkage Sub- zonal Forum

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by Ethiopian Sugar Corporation.  And the lists of industries included to work with AASTU are:

  1. Wonji Sugar Factory
  2. Methara Sugar Factory

 

  1. Water, Irrigation and Electricity Higher Educational Organizations (Universities), Training Centers (TVET), Institutes and Industries Linkage Sub- zonal Forum

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by Water, Irrigation and electricity Minister. And the lists of industries included to work with AASTU are:

  1. Awash Basin Authority
  2. Water Technology Development Institute

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Road Development Higher educational organizations (Universities), training centers (TVET), institutes and industries linkage Sub- zonal Forum

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by Ethiopian Road Authority.

  1. Textile Manufacturing Industries Higher Educational Organizations (Universities), Training Centers (TVET), Institutes and Industries Linkage Sub- zonal Forum

This Sub- Zonal Forum is monitored and controlled by Textile Industry Development Institute (TIDI).