Published: 12 August 2014
L-R: TEVETA Director General David Chakonta; Minister of Education, Science Vocational Training and Early Education Dr. John Phiri; and TEVETA Board Chairperson Dr. Francis Ndilila during the laying of the foundation stone for the TEVET Examinations Annex.
Creation of employment for the Zambian people has been the core objective for the Zambian Government today. Despite recording reasonable economic growth yearly, the country is still struggling to reduce poverty levels which keep rising due to lack of employment and a high cost of living. The failure of the country’s economic growth to translate into poverty reduction and job creation has become a major concern which requires immediate intervention by both Government and other stakeholders.
One of the measures that government has taken to create employment is to come up with the Industrialisation and Job Creation Strategy aimed at creating employment for people in line with the revised Sixth National Development Plan (SNDP) whose policy priorities are: inclusive growth, job creation and rural development, underpinned by significant capital project in Agriculture, accelerated infrastructure development, energy, health, education, skills development, water and sanitation.