Technical and vocational institutions in Zambia fall under the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA). Many of these institutions in Zambia prepare trainees for work-based manual or practical activities related to a specific trade, occupation or vocation. Skills training exist in sectors such as retail, tourism and information technology, the traditional crafts industry and others. The overall objective is to increase equitable access to skills training to enhance human capacity for sustainable national development. Many of these are government-driven while others are privately established. Their focus is to provide students with relevant skills that will add value to their lives.
All formal institutions offering skills training in Zambia are accredited to TEVETA and provide up-to-date academic, career and technical education programmes. Their goal is to deliver high-quality training with a focus on achieving excellence and to provide their students with skills that enable them to move forward in their careers, achieve employment or gain skills for their own personal benefits. Courses are developed by technicians who really know their stuff and can be customised to suit group enrolments or individual training needs.
Zambian skills training institutions are committed to producing competent artisans who possess the skills that are required in today’s modern industries. They develop artisans to enter their industry with the confidence knowing that they are able to make a difference in their workplace. Each individual receives training and support to help them achieve their career goals and aspirations. Training is well structured and hands on to enable students to have practical knowledge and skills in areas of their specialisation. Institutions also integrate their training with entrepreneurship and small scale business enterprise management skills to enable the students to start and manage their own businesses.