Below is the Full list of courses offered by TEVETA in Malawi.
Community Technical Colleges Programme
The Government of Malawi launched the Community Technical Colleges (CTC) Programme in 2015 with the aim to offer life-changing technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills to school leavers.The CTC programme, which is being implemented by government through the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development was launched under the theme “Skills for employment creation and poverty eradication.”
What is a Community College?
A community college is a training institution whose educational facilities are available to the youth and other members of the community. It can also be an institution established in a community, owned by a community and run by a community to cater for youth and adults who would like to further their career and those who did not complete their schooling or never attended school.
Objectives of the CTC Programme
- To address the prevalence of unemployment among unskilled and unproductive youth
- To strengthen community participation in development projects as well as increase income for the rural masses and increase chances of education progression
- To support establishment of business incubator centres in communities based on the area of focus as one way of enabling prospective entrepreneurs from community technical colleges establish businesses
- To support CTC graduates establish enterprises through linking them to financial lending institutions
Benefits of community colleges
- Reduces cost of training on the part of the students
- Increases skills base for community development projects and establishment of enterprises
- Provides entrepreneurship training to enable youth establish businesses
How to access training in CTCs
The district council is responsible for recruiting trainees for these colleges. The council advertises for those with the Malawi School Certificate of Education (MSCE) to apply. This is usually done in the months of October and November.
Certificate of Award and Career Progression
Graduates from CTCs are awarded the Malawi TEVETA Certificate after undergoing about 2 years (level 2) while some for one year (level 2) of rigorous training using the Competence Based Training (CBET) methodology.
To ensure career progression, the Malawi Government introduced a community technical college transitioning initiative through which qualified apprentices are given a chance to progress for attainment of level 3 and 4 qualifications in the country’s National Technical Colleges.
TEVETA’s roles in the CTC programme
TEVETA, as a regulatory body mandated to regulate, promote and facilitate sustainable provision of quality Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training (TEVETA) in Malawi plays the following roles:
- Supports the provision of training equipment
- Supports infrastructure development
- Facilitates provision of teacher training
- Develops relevant curricula
Courses Offered in CTCs
- Motor Cycle Mechanics
- Textile and Fashion Designing
- Fabrication and Welding
- Carpentry and Joinery
- Information and Communication Technology
- Auto mobile Mechanics
- Electrical Installation and Electronics
List of current community technical colleges
- Ngara Karonga
- Ezondweni Mzimba
- Mponela Dowa
- Kapondo Mchinji
- Mbandila Nkhotakota
- Chongoni Dedza
- Naminjiwa Phalombe
- Thumbwe Chiradzulu
- Aida Chilembwe Chiradzulu
- Milonga Thyolo
- Chilobwe Blantyre
Private and Public Sector Training Programme
The TEVETA Authority, in line with the TEVETA Act, promotes and provides short tailor-made course programmes and in-service trainings in order to improve the performance and productivity of the national economy which is delivered through the Public and Private Sector Training Programme (PPSTP).
The PPSTP is a window through which all TEVETA Levy compliant employers are supported in addressing skills and performance gaps at the workplace for purposes of increased productivity and delivery of high quality products (goods and services) on the market.
The programme aims at bridging the skills and performance gaps among existing employees at the workplace through a number of interventions.
The PPSTP targets all employees from TEVETA Levy compliant companies and organisations. The programme embraces both technical and vocational skill areas at the workplace ranging from soft to hard skills.
The programme offers the following training interventions:
• Company or organisation-specific (in-house) technical support
Under this intervention, companies and organisations in their capacity as individual entities and/or associations and industrial groupings do liaise with the TEVETA Authority to access technical support and advice regarding delivery of services and products in a socially responsive manner. The assistance could either be through consultative discussions on one on one basis, workshop format and/or electronic advice on how best to access TEVETA Authority services.
• Company or organisation-specific (in-house) training with reimbursements of training costs
Within this intervention companies or organisations that conduct in-house trainings for their employees at the workplace are eligible to claim 20% of the total direct training costs from TEVETA Authority. The total reimbursement of such costs does not exceed 20% of the total TEVETA Levy contribution paid by the applicant in the previous financial year. The reimbursements are meant to assist companies or organisations reduce training costs incurred by the employer.
• Company or organisation-specific (in-house) on-the-job training
Under this intervention, companies or organisations are supported technically and financially in implementation of training at the workplace through on-the-job methodology. Trainees have the chance to practice modules and/or sessions practically within their working environment. Through this intervention companies and organisations are supported with 50% of the total direct training costs.
• Common tailor-made training
These are scheduled training courses based on consolidated demands from industry. The courses address common skill gaps experienced at industry. These courses are facilitated by specially selected and procuredtrainers/ consultants procured by TEVETA Authority. Additionally, TEVETA Authority pays for training materials, venue costs, while participating companies meet the cost of travel to and from training venue, accommodation and allowances where applicable for the participants. .
• Association or industrial grouping demand-based training
Within this intervention, respective companies/associations and industrial groupings that have common skill gaps demand particular course(s). The direct training cost of the course(s) is shared equally between TEVETA Authority and the respective association and/or industrial grouping.
How to access PPSTP interventions
Except on the technical support intervention, all the other interventions require the companies and organisations to;
• Identify their skill gaps and/or performance gaps • Apply using available application forms to TEVETA Authority for approval • Get approval from the Authority • Implement the demanded interventions and claim for reimbursements where necessary within the appropriate intervention.
When to apply
Employers and organisations can apply for the PPSTP interventions anytime in a fiscal year. Where companies and organisations have problems with identifying performance needs and skill gaps, they are always encouraged to seek assistance from the TEVETA Authority.
Benefits of the Public and Private Sector Training Programme
• Improved productivity and profitability at the workplace
• Improved attitude and knowledge of workers
• Improved competence of workforce
• Accelerated reduction of maintenance costs resulting in improved lifetime of machines
• Enhanced customer/client satisfaction
• Increased national manpower development on the labour market
• Increased ability of the workforce to coping with technological changes
Informal Sector Skills Development Programme
- Unemployed individuals
- Out of school youth.
- Master craftspersons
- Traditional apprentices
- Marginalized and disadvantages groups including women and orphans
- Skills upgrading opportunities
- Quality Assurance services
- Courses streamlined with entrepreneurship and business training
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