Government says it will train 10, 000 youths across the country in skills development at a cost of K21 million by the end of this year.
The training will target a minimum of 50 youths in every constituency whose funding will be supplemented by the constituency Development fund CDF.
Science and Technology Minister Felix Mutati revealed this in Luanshya on Friday 27th May 2022, during the award ceremony of the Technical and Vocational Training (TVTC) as an Information Communication Technology (ICT) teachers center of excellence.
“As government we are targeting to train 10, thousand youth across the country in skills training to empower them with the skills that will give them an opportunity for employment through the creation of jobs through entrepreneurship” he said.
Mr. Mutati commended TVTC for its outstanding innovations and achievements in technology which have resulted in the award.
“We have a total of 28 colleges under TEVETA in the country and TVTC in Luanshya is only institution that is training teachers from other institutions to teach remotely using technology.
“ And has so far trained 840 teachers , further the college is training students remotely and helping them through the provision of gadgets to actualize learning, ” he added.
Speaking at the launch, District Commissioner Oncemore Ng’onomo observed that the ICT center of excellence status will play an important role in promoting the use of ICT in teaching methodologies and TEVET institutions.
Mr. Ng’onomo said the status will further promote creativity and innovation from both learners and teachers in the use of technology through ICT.
The Luanshya District Commissioner has encouraged young people to apply to the school and called on the school management to ensure that it is fully implemented to its best capabilities.
And College Principal Harrison Phiri said the award was a realization of hard work that the institution has strived to build over a period of four years of hard work.
The award ceremony was attended by the Luanshya mayor Charles Mulenga, cooperating partners from the private sector and principals from other teachers’ colleges across the country.