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Seychelles Institute of Technology

UNEVOC Centre (Ministry) since 1994

The Seychelles Institute of Technology (SIT) is a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) institution established as a Professional Centre from January 2015 under the Tertiary Education Act (TEA) 2011. SIT operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Education.

Founded in 2006, SIT offers training in the following modes: full time campus-based, worked based and apprenticeships. The types of training are geared towards learning for work as well as learning for further and higher level of studies.

SIT is that Professional Centre which leads learners to acquire practical skills, expertise and understanding necessary for employment in a particular occupation, trade or group of occupations. It works in partnership with its key stakeholders such as businesses and other trade organizations.

SIT forms part of the ten i-hubs selected by UNESCO-UNEVOC in 2019. The new motto of SIT is " Training for Excellence and Opportunities". SIT is a TVET provider which encourages its learners to carry out innovative activities. Project based learning (PBL)is included on the learners timetable. This allows them to carry out innovative practices, conduct research and use the time to turn ideas into products etc. The strong innovative practice of SIT is the installation of rain water tanks to collect water for domestic use and cleaning of vehicles.


SIT’s new vision is :

  • Becoming a national TVET leader in empowering learners with quality knowledge, skills and values to contribute to the national economic development
The mission of SIT is :

  • To work in partnership with industry, using quality and responsive programmes which incorporate innovation and research to enrich learners’ competences for employment, entrepreneurship and lifelong learning in a globalized environment.


The SIT Strategic Priority Goals are:

1. Encourage development and move for implementation of new and ongoing strategic Initiatives that serve

the SIT mission and advance its vision.

2. Train , innovate, participate in research, and serve SIT in spaces that support and enhance good

practices, innovation and exemplary work.

3. Fiscal Sustainability, Transparency, Accountability and Effective Management.

4. Value the SIT staff and excellence in teaching and learning.

5. Equip the SIT workshops and laboratories with up-to-date machineries and IT equipment matched with

new latest technologies in application.

6. Strengthen SIT Campus Safety and Security

7. Ensure programme development which is responsive to new job and career opportunities.

8. Build on its partnership with Industry, Business, Private and Non-governmental organisations and

Educational Institutions Both locally and internationally to obtain support in training and employment opportunities for the learners and graduates.

9. Strengthen Parental involvement.

10. Provide internet access to all staff and learners on SIT campus

Regular tasks

The SIT offers full time training at Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Diploma represented as level 3, level 4 and level 5 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) Seychelles.

Advanced Diploma, i.e. level 6 on the NQF, is taught on part-time. Apprenticeship training is at the level of certificate (level 3 on the NQF)

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
Primary focus
Developing and building capacities
  Secondary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
  Secondary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
Interested to lead
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
Interested to lead
Equity of access in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Gender equality in TVET
  Interested to contribute
Fostering entrepreneurship
  Interested to contribute
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
   Interested to learn

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
  Moderately interested
Knowledge development
  Moderately interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
  Moderately interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
  Moderately interested


Seychelles Institute of Technology (SIT)
Industrial Estate Providence
C/o Ministry of Education, Mont Fleuri, P.O.Box 48
N/A Mahe


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Hubert Barbé

UNEVOC Coordinator
Mr. Jean Alcindor
Director General for Education and Students Support Services

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