All formal institutions offering skills training in Zambia are accredited to TEVETA and provide up-to-date academic, career and technical education programmes. Their goal is to deliver high quality training with a focus on achieving excellence and to provide to their students with skills that enable them to move forward in their careers, achieve employment or gain skills for their own personal benefits. Courses are developed by technicians who really know their stuff and can be customised to suit group enrolments or individual training needs.

Zambian skills training institutions are committed to producing competent artisans who possess the skills that are required in today’s modern industries. They develop artisans to enter their industry with the confidence knowing that they are able to make a difference in their work place. Each individual receives training and support to help them achieve their career goals and aspirations. Training is well structured and hands on to enable students to have practical knowledgeable and skills in areas of their specialisation. Institutions also integrate their training with entrepreneurship and small scale business enterprise management skills to enable the students to start and manage their own businesses.

Objectives of Zambian skills training institutions

  • To provide professional vocational skills
  • To create employment opportunities for young people
  • To provide entrepreneurship and life skills
  • To provide career guidance and counselling to young people to join the labour market

Some training programmes offered in Zambia

  • Carpentry
  • Bricklaying
  • Plumbing
  • Welding
  • Auto repair
  • Tailoring and design
  • Basic computer applications
  • Handcraft production
  • Art and craft