Stakeholders in the TEVET sector are at the moment reviewing the TEVET entrepreneurship curriculum aimed at equipping young graduates with entrepreneurship skills.
Entrepreneurship was incorporated in the TEVET Sector because not everyone who undergoes skills training will get employed in a company.
The essence of the entrepreneurship training within TEVET is to equip trainees with entrepreneurship skills that will enable them to start various types of businesses”.
As part of the review process of TEVET stakeholders comprising of TEVET entrepreneurship instructors and practicing entrepreneurs met at Crossroads hotel in Lilongwe on Thursday May 23, 2019 to develop a job profile for TEVET graduate entrepreneurs.
The Entrepreneurship Development Officer for TEVETA Bertha Nyirenda says the meeting is very important because the TEVET Authority reviews its curriculum after three years to ensure that the curriculum used in the TEVET institution is relevant and up to date.
The Entrepreneurship curriculum was last reviewed in 2015 and this review is timely and this workshop is an important milestone because the TEVET sector will now have a curriculum that is up to date.
According to Nyirenda, it is important that, Entrepreneurs and experts from the TEVET sector work together to revise the curriculum.
This not only contribute to the quality and relevance of the curriculum, but also helps creating relevant TEVET graduates who will be able to create employment opportunities for others in Malawi.
Stakeholders represented among others include; Practicing Entrepreneurs, The Catholic University, Nasawa Technical College, Lilongwe Technical College, Shareworld Open University, SOS Vocational Training Centre.
One of the participants, John Masingolo a trainer from SOS Vocational training centre says the initiative is commendable because all relevant stakeholders have been involved jointly contribution to an important development for entrepreneurship in the TEVET sector in Malawi.
This initiative is supported through the Skills and Technical Education Program (STEP) with funding from the European Union.