Youths trained under SME/Informal sector financing become fish farming out-growers
March 18, 2020 at 12:3
Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) offer many training opportunities to different people to acquire hands-on and entrepreneurial skills. Skills training empowers citizens with abilities to create wealth and jobs for decent wellbeing and inclusive economic development. Tailor-made training programmes designed to enhance productivity of the youth in different sectors of the economy are financed using proceeds from the Skills Development Fund (SDF) and cooperating partners interested in skills development. The funding in skills training goes for up-skilling and reskilling MSMEs, informal sector players and skilling out-of-school youths. ... Read more
Is Employer Based Training limited to artisanal skills?
March 18, 2020 at 11:46
The Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services disregarded invitations for financing skills training for Employer Based Inservice Training, which is one of the financing pillars of the Skills Development Fund. Being in banking and financial services, Zambia Institute of Banking and Financial Services have considered financing opportunities under employer based in-service training to be limited to artisanal skills like bricklaying, carpentry, welding, tiling and other hands-on TEVET skills. The institute and its members, drawn from the banking and micro financing never applied for the financing despite its members being contributors to the SDF. They felt the fu ... Read more
Examiners and assessors in TEVET up-skilled to improve quality of assessments in the sector
March 18, 2020 at 11:32
There is demand that examinations and assessments move with time to ensure learning outcomes or objectives reflect what industry needs in the skilled persons entering the world of work. Since technical and vocational education and training assessments primarily focus on practical skills in learners, industry feedback highlights the need to improve the development of practical testing assessments and projects. Thus, TEVETA analyses results and learner performance for every examination session and undertakes necessary capacity building in trainers/lecturers that set examinations papers and develop assessments for practical subjects.
Accordingly, TEVETA is up-s ... Read more
6, 140 awarded TEVET bursary – Minister
January 17, 2020 at 14:26
Government has awarded TEVET bursary to more than six thousand students in technical education and vocational training. Minister of Higher Education Dr. Brian Mushimba said all the applicants were awarded the scholarships. “All the 6,140 successful applicants for govt bursaries into vocational & colleges across the country have been awarded at various thresholds dictated by the vulnerability index. Government is committed to making education accessible and is walking the talk. Congrats to the awarded!” said the Minister.
Dr. Mushimba said all those students that applied for the bursaries in vocational colleges should go to their institutions and ... Read more
Government launches a framework to improve apprenticeships, internships and industrial attachments
November 15, 2019 at 14:5
Productive employment plays a central role in the economic and social integration of the youth. However, the youth continue to face difficulties in transitioning into labour markets mainly due to skills mismatches and gaps that weaken their employability. In this regard, Government has launched a Work Based Learning (WBL) framework to enhance quality education and acquisition of skills required by the labour market. The framework and guidelines were developed by line ministries, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and other stakeholders to ensure TEVET and university graduates acquire appropriate skills that increase their employability in the industry. T ... Read more
TEVETA disburses K14.4 million towards Employer-Based Training to improve productivity, competitiveness
September 18, 2019 at 11:39
TEVETA in the second quarter of 2019 signed contracts with ten companies worth K14.4 million to train their staff to enhance their employability and productivity. More than 2, 400 employees benefited from the training in various skills areas. The employees have been trained by training institutions registered with TEVETA. A total of 155 training contracts were signed with the ten companies. The employees were from water, mining, hydro generation, automobile and manufacturing sectors. The training was meant to sharpen skills and knowledge of employees in line with changing production processes and technological advancements. The source of the funds for the tr ... Read more