THE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT FUND (SDF) IN COLLABORATION WITH ZAMBIA FEDERATION OF EMPLOYERS (ZFE) WILL BE HOLDING A SENSITIZATION WORKSHOP ON THE ACCESSIBILITY AND UTILIZATION OF FUNDS FOR EMPLOYER BASED TRAINING Past event
The Government of the Republic of Zambia enacted the Skills Development Levy Act Number 46 of 2016, and thereafter established the Skills Development Fund (SDF) as one of a new mechanism to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) System. Further, it also enables the establishment of national quality assurance
mechanisms to improve the quality of delivery and the confidence of beneficiaries in the training and the skills acquired.
The SDF is intended to ensure sustainable financing of the TEVET system. To achieve this objective, the funding strategy sets precedence for new disbursement modalities involving four (4) funding windows that seek to address different labour market segments. These disbursement modalities are intended to provide an environment for continuous improvement in the quality and relevance of training.
The SDF has been designed to include responsive policy, governance structures, institutional arrangements, institutional capacities, systems and procedures. The SDF Managers’ Committee has approved an activity work plan and budget for 2019 for the different windows of investment in the TEVET system. Window one (1) is a recurrent cost window which is being used as one of the mechanism to increase access, improve efficiency and productivity in work places hence the sensitisation workshop on the accessibility and utilisation of the SDF.
All employer based training centers, employers contributing to the Fund and TEVET Providers are invited to half a day Sensitisation workshop on 7th February, 2019 at Mulungushi International Conference Centre in Lusaka for the Southern region and 14th February, 2019 at Moba Hotel in Kitwe for the Northern region. The activity is scheduled for 08:30hrs to 12:30hrs. TEVETA Zambia 2023. (MOTS statutory agency)