By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Government says that next year it will be aggressive on its aim of creating opportunities for youths to be trained, employed and become entrepreneurs.
Technology and Science Minister Felix Mutati said this is in line with the Ministry’s clear skills development strategy.
Mr Mutati said K13 million will be spent next year on competence training targeting young people including those without formal education, provided they have the ability to be trained.
He said his ministry realizes that individuals do not need formal education qualification to acquire skills development competence hence creating a training program with duration of one year and those with formal education will be on a three year program.
Mr Mutati said the best towards achieving all this will be for government through his Ministry push in resources, infrastructure developments and equipment in all the technical training colleges in order for the young people especially, to have the opportunities.
“Our absolute aim is how can we create opportunities for the youths to be trained, get employed or better still become entrepreneurs. We are going to be very aggressive on this particular front,” he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Mutati said the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority TEVETA’s 2022 strategy will be focused on tools and equipment reinforcement across all training institutes.