Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA) has today received ISO 9001:2015 certification from Kenya Bureau of Standards. The certification signals that the Authority’s service standard has reached the international level.
During a celebratory ceremony attended by the Chief Administrative Secretaries in the Ministry of Education Dr. Sarah Ruto and Hon. Hassan Noor Hassan, the Principal Secretary State Department of Vocational and Technical Training Dr. Margaret Mwakima, and the Chairman of the TVET Authority Board Prof. Ahmed Ferej, TVETA also unveiled the National TVET Standards Report 2020.
ISO Certification means that TVETA has now embraced the Quality Management System as a critical means of ensuring quality service delivery to our customers. TVETA Director General Dr. Kipkirui Langat said that the certification demonstrates the Authority ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements and demonstrate our commitment to continuous improvement.
Certification is a useful tool that adds credibility by demonstrating that our products and services meet the expectations of our customers and international quality standards.
The publication of National TVET Standards Report 2020 is a major milestone in the TVET sub-sector because the Report is the outcome of a rigorous primary research for gap analysis and needs assessment for standards development. This was done through in-depth interviews, focus group discussions and surveys.
The Delphi study was also conducted to understand expert opinions on the current challenges and recommendations for strengthening the Kenyan TVET eco-system. The report mapped all the existing standards in TVET and prepared a database of the recommended priority national occupational training standards. Occupational training standards are ulitilised for the development of curriculum and learning materials. They also help in ensuring that the quality and relevance of the training delivery is in line with the industry expectations.
The report can be downloaded from the TVETA website: www.tveta.go.ke