The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa.
As Africa’s second most populated nation, with approximately 100 million inhabitants, there is a large demographic of young, highly-motivated and professionally educated individuals seeking job opportunities.
Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, is the “political capital of Africa” since the African Union and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa's (UNECA) headquarters are located in this metropolis, with a population of more than 4,1 million.
As a major hub in Africa, many of the major airline carriers connect through Addis Ababa Airport. This added benefit provides for seamless vessel joining across the globe.
While Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia, English is the official business language and the primary foreign language taught at all schools and universities.
As country with few natural resources, Ethiopia has invested heavily in its education system to develop intellectual capital. Over 20% of the Ethiopian national government budget is dedicated to the education system.
The Ethiopian Maritime Training Institute (EMTI S.C.) trains and graduates qualified Marine Engineers and Electrical Technical Officers (ETO’s). EMTI is located in Bahir Dar on the beautiful Lake Tana, the source of the Blue Nile.