Zimbabwe is on course to fulfill the African Union (AU) agenda 2063 goal targeting technical vocational training education (TVET) for 50 percent of youths that cannot afford tertiary education.

Technical vocational training is being recognised as a key to addressing unemployment in Africa.

Zimbabwe has recognised the essence of this human skills development aspect, adopting the TVET policy launched through UNESCO on Friday.

An educationist, Ms Rhoda Ndlovu said the TVET concept is the way to go for knowledge and skills development among youths towards enhanced productivity.

A tourism and hospitality instructor said TVET is critical in reducing poverty and scale back unemployment figures.

TVET is of strategic importance for poverty reduction, private sector development, job creation and self-employment.

It helps generate income, supports livelihoods of individuals, families and of entire communities.