Technical, Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training Authority (Teveta) has called for partnerships with stakeholders in skills development in an effort to ensure effective delivery of skills training.
Teveta executive director Wilson Makulumiza -Nkhoma made the call during the workshop for Public, Private Sector Skills Development Forum. According to Makulumiza-Nkhoma, the collaboration will improve quality and relevance of Tevet programs.
Teveta is a regulatory body established in 1999 by an Act of Parliament. It was founded to operate as an independent and autonomous body mandated to create an integrated TEVET system in Malawi that is demand driven, competence-based, modular, comprehensive, accessible, flexible and consolidated enough to service both the rural and urban Malawian population. The major purpose of the Teveta is to contribute to human resource development through sustainable skills training and development to spearhead the country’s production and export-led socio-economic growth.
The call for collaboration has been positively responded to by Malawi Confederation of Chambers of Commerce and Industries [MCCCI] confirmed being open to the partnership. MCCCI director of business environment and policy advocacy Madalitso Kazembe said the private sector lobby group, as the chair of the forum, is ready to promote the initiative to bridge the information gap.