According to the Director General of WDA Jerome Gasana, there is need for more investment in TVET and bringing different stakeholders on board. Gasana highlighted on this basing on existing challenges like lack of enough qualified trainers in CBT/CBA pedagogical skills, infrastructure, equipment, and training consumables.
Up to 2016, 4721 trainers in TVET have been trained on CBT/A within their respective fields of specialization including ICT, pedagogy, entrepreneurship and English language. In order to further enhance capacity building, the first technical teachers’ institute is expected to start operating in March 2017.
In this strategy, district local authorities are expected to give support in various activities including recommendation of TVET school mapping in collaboration with with the ministry of Education, issuing of school construction permits, close follow up on quality assurance and illegal opening of TVET schools, among other policy plans.
Vice mayors and district Education directors were also briefed about the TVET Management Information System developed by WDA that aims at providing information on policies, strategies and planning. The syatem was officially put in place in June 2015 to build the capacity and efficiency of TVET providers by effectively managing their institutions.
A lot is still needed in TVET implementation in terms of improved understanding of skills needed in economic sectors, improved coordination of TVET initiatives, attractiveness of TVET, improved employer engagement, sustainable innovative financing mechanism, among other responses.