Minister of Labour and Manpower Development Henry Mussa has expressed Government commitment in creating more jobs for the youths.
Mussa was speaking in Lilongwe when he was launching Technical Entrepreneurial and vocational Education and Training (Teveta) revised policy and dissemination workshop.
He said government understand that Teveta is the most powerful tool in the improvement of quality of life, eradication of poverty and youths empowerment so that they become useful citizens.
Mussa said the old policy was reviewed because it was outdated and that the review was done to incorporate a number of developments that have taken place and to identify skills gaps and develop option and strategies for enhancing TEVET objectives.
“The review was aimed at aligning Tevet to broader social -economic objectives of the country as a way of addressing existing skills gaps. This second edition therefore aims at mainstreaming Tevet in all potential sectors of economic growth and development thereby improving employment, job creation and productivity,” he said.
Tevet Executive Director Dr Ndione Chauluka said the revised edition of the policy will enhance development of skilled workforce.
Chauluka said Tevet reiterate the quest of sustainable high skilled workforce in order to tackle various demands as the country moves from being importing to exporting.
Tevet was established in 1999 by the act of parliament with mandate of coordinating and facilitating the provision of technical, entrepreneurial and vocational training in Malawi.
Currently it is estimated that 1.3 Million youths are not employed.