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WorldSkills Zambia

WorldSkills Zambia (WSZ) is a special purpose vehicle which anchors Zambia’s country membership to WorldSkills International (WSI). Its Secretariat is hosted through the Skills Competition Unit of the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA). TEVETA is a statutory agency under the Ministry of Higher Education established to regulate, coordinate and monitor technical education, vocational and entrepreneurship training in consultation with industry, employers, employees and other stakeholders.

WorldSkills Zambia was established in 2014 following Zambia’s admission to WorldSkills International during the General Assembly held in Lucerne, Switzerland from 13th to 19th September 2014. It was founded as a member driven Public-Private Partnership based Non-Governmental professional organization under the societies Act of Zambia through registration with the Registrar of Societies in October 2014. Zambia’s membership to WorldSkills International was applied for and secured through a collaboration which involved the following organizations with support from their respective Government ministries:

  1. Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA)
  2. Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ)
  3. National Council for Construction (NCC)
  4. Zambia Information and Technology Authority (ZICTA)
  5. Road Development Agency (RDA)

The concerned Government ministries were then as follows:

  1. Ministry of Education, Science, Vocational Training and Early Education (MESVTEE)
  2. Ministry of Transport, Works, Supply and Communication (MTWSC)

The Government of the Republic of Zambia working through the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) seeks to develop a national skills competition system which will accomplish the following among other things:

  1. promote informal-to-formal sector migration of skilled and semi-artisans.
  2. promote and/or infuse international skills excellence standards into the Zambian TEVET system and industry.
  3. promote trades based career opportunities among the young and adults alike using “School-to-Work” Skills Clubs and related Cooperative Enterprises in learning institutions.

First contact with the WorldSkills Foundation during WorldSkills Leipzig 2013, Germany.

Official membership admission into WorldSkills family at the General Assembly 2014 in Lucern, Switzerland.