The country is set to benefit from the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) policy document implemented by UNESCO which aims to address economic and social challenges that the country is facing.

This was revealed during the TVET policy review document handover by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development this Friday in the capital.

Technical, vocational education and training has direct influence on the development of human resources since it directly produces cadres with skills that positively impact on the development of an individual and the nation at large.

TVET comprises education and skills development relating to a wide range of occupational fields, production services and livelihoods.

UNESCO Regional Director Professor Hubert Gijzen highlighted that UNESCO’s TVET strategy is to support the efforts of the member states and contribute to the implementation of the 2030 agenda for sustainable development as a whole.

“It is necessary to equip all youth with required skills for employment, decent work, entrepreneurship and lifelong learning so that they contribute meaningfully to the development of the nation,” said Gijzen

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development Professor Fanuel Tagwira acknowledged the importance of TVET saying in a modern-day society bedevilled by socio-economic challenges, those with skills can exploit their talents and abilities to lead normal and comfortable lives.

The TVET policy document was implemented in June 2017 by the Department of Psychomotor Activities in Education, Office of the President and Cabinet of the Government of Zimbabwe with the technical support of UNESCO.