Minister of Labour Ken Kandodo Monday launched a two-week training for Teveta instructors with a call to tertiary education centres to be producing graduates relevant to current labour demands.
The instructors who will be training students in community technical colleges will be trained in the art of imparting knowledge in students.
Kandodo said graduates needed to be taught up-to-date information to remain relevant and marketable in their respective professions.
“The taste of the Malawi population changes over time; therefore, it is important that those with technical skills should upgrade continually so that they can become relevant throughout,” he said.
The training, which will be conducted at The Polytechnic will train 50 instructors who will be teaching across the country.
The Polytechnic Vice Principal Betchani Tchereni said the institution has capacity to equip students with knowledge which makes them relevant to the industry.
“We have some of the best trainers in the country, we have some of the best equipment in the country and we are creating the best skill in the country because we have got people who can train trainers and respond to the government goal of Malawi 2063,” he said.
Malawi has 14 community technical colleges and the government plans to have the institutions in every district.
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