Major area of activity:
- Direct and lead the development of long and short-term plans of Teacher Education and TVET ih tandem with the Ministry’s Strategic Plan.
- Plan and prepare programmes on human and capital development in Teacher Education and TVET.
- Monitor and evaluate the implementation of programmes in Teacher Education and TVET
- Maintain high quality standards in teaching and learning programmes in tertiary colleges
Principal Activities of the Ministry are to produce competent high level manpower through an effective quality higher and tertiary education and training system whose products are agents of development, social transformation and competitiveness in Zimbabwe and abroad.
The Department of Technical and Vocational Education formulates and disseminates policies that influence the establishment of an efficient national TVET System. It establishes major activities of institutions and consults stakeholders to meet national goals. It conducts surveys and skills audits in order to advise institutions on the country´s manpower needs. It is responsible for maintaining a responsive information system on TVET programmes implemented by the ministry.
The TVET Dept assists TVET institutions in designing and maintaining local infromation systems for their purposes, head office and stakeholders such as industry and commerce. The Dept also evaluates and determines the impact of TVET policies and programmes in relation to industry and commerce.
1 June 2017SSACI’s workplace based experience
Recognizing the need for better quality TVET courses that are more relevant and more effective in enabling youth to find employment, SSACI established a workplace-based experience programme in 50 public TVET colleges in South Africa. (more
31 January 2017Young Africa
In Mozambique, youth unemployment is high and education programmes are often dependent on international aid. The umbrella organisation Young Africa sets up self-sustaining centres that efficiently prepare students to self-employment. (more
21 December 2016UNEVOC Workshop Dakar 2016
This joint workshop with PEFOP in Dakar had two main goals: Strengthening the UNEVOC Network in Francophone Africa (and particularly in the West African cluster) and discussing innovation in TVET. (more
30 August 2016Conference in the ITE Seychelles
The UNEVOC centre in ITE (Seychelles) will carry an ambitious conference in October. It will gather a wide range of national stakeholders who will discuss the follow-up on the Mahe Process - a series of priorities for TVET established during the UNESCO sub-regional forum for Eastern Africa. (more
12 December 2014New country reports in World TVET Database
New country reports have been published for Benin, Cambodia, Chad, Iraq, Latvia, Lithuania, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Qatar, South Africa, Uganda and USA. UNESCO-UNEVOC continues to expand the World TVET Database and more country reports will be available soon. (more
19 November 2014End of the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
Green skills are a priority for aligning TVET with the post-2015 development agenda. UNESCO-UNEVOC and the Inter-Agency Working Group on Greening Skills and TVET ran a discussion on the Role of greening TVET on 11 November 2014 at the closing of the Decade on Education for Sustainable development in Nagoya, Japan. (more
20 May 2014Regional Workshop on Youth Transitions and Network Consolidation
This workshop, jointly organized by UNESCO-UNEVOC and the Botswana Qualifications Authority, will provide regional and international expertise on school to work transitions by analyzing regional challenges, both in the formal and informal sector, and learning from promising regional approaches. (more
3 December 2013Regional Forum on Status of TVET in the SADC Region
Based on the findings of a regional study conducted by UNESCO on the Status of TVET in the SADC Region, representatives of the SADC Member States convened in Stellenbosch, South Africa from 25 to 29 November 2013 to discuss the progress of actions undertaken to reform their countries’ TVET systems since the assessment. (more
29 October 2013Conference on rural skills development through ICT
From 25 to 26 October 2013, INRULED in collaboration with UNESCO-UNEVOC, Chengdu Municipal Education Bureau, and Dujiangyan Municipal Government organized a conference on rural skills development through Information Communication Technologies (ICT). (more
12 August 2013Skills for inclusive and sustainable development in Botswana
From 27 July to 05 August 2013 and under the kind invitation of the Republic of Botswana, Mr Shyamal Majumdar, Head of UNESCO-UNEVOC, and Ms Mmantsetsa Marope, Director of the Division for Basic Learning and Skills Development at UNESCO, undertook an exploratory mission to Gaborone, Botswana. (more
10 July 2010
UNEVOC Assists CapEFA Implementation in Malawi (more
28 May 2010
4th African UNESCO-UNEVOC TVET Summit (more
21 January 2009
UNEVOC Centre in Madagascar receives Award (more
26 June 2008
UNEVOC Centre publishes magazine to fight HIV/AIDS (more
22 June 2007
Mobile Training Team in Mauritius (more