College principals for the Technical, Entrepreneurial, Vocational Education and Training (TEVET) sector have been trained in decentralization.

The Department of Technical and Vocational Training (DTVT) conducted the training in response to stakeholders’ request to decentralize governance and management of public TEVET institutions.

Consultants from Niagara College and Eastern and Southern African Management Institute (ESAMI teamed up to offer the first training session.

The program was run from 17th to 28th June.

Jon Ogryzlo, the Niagara Team Leader said ‘It is exciting to work with the Department of Technical and Vocational Education and college principals to review a new college model and board structure that will help colleges meet local and national training needs.’

On his part, Felix Kamau the Team Leader for ESAMI assured the participants that ESAMI has committed itself to be with the DTVT throughout the process as they embark on this noble initiative of ensuring that public TEVET institutions become semi-autonomous.

Apart from TEVET institutions, senior DTVT officials led by the DTVT Director Aubrey Matemba participated in the training program.

The European Union funded STEP is strengthening technical education in Malawi.