TVET Authority (TVETA) has held a meeting with a delegation from International Labour Organisation on the high impact priority areas that the Authority should start implementing in the current year financial year, which will be funded by UN agency under the Kenya Skills for Prosperity Project (KS4P).
Kenya Skills for Prosperity Project is a two-and-a-half-year Project is funded by ILO under a consortium of organizations spearheaded by Leonard Cheshire (LC). The project has a broad goal of tackling youth unemployment in Kenya through strategic interventions in, and support to, the higher education (HE) and technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Kenya.
The envisaged interventions will include, but not limited, to improving skills development systems, policies, services and enabling environments for young people, especially from the marginalized groups and in industries key to Kenya’s national economic growth.
The project intends to support four critical agencies, TVETA, TVET CDACC, KNQA, and NITA, whose leadership, managerial and technical capacity is critical to the success of the CBET implementation. The project desires to create an environment for a strong skills ecosystem to improve the quality and relevance of TVET and HE to the skillset needed by industry in Kenya by strengthening the institutional capacity of relevant TVET institutions to promote Competency-Based Education and Training (CBET).
The TVETA organization’s capacity assessment was done through a “guided and facilitated “partner self-assessment” process that was collaborative, consultative, participatory, and interactive, incorporating multiple perspectives from TVETA leadership and management.
The responses obtained from the questionnaire were used to write Organizational Capacity Assessment report that was validated by a team of officers from TVETA. The findings from the Organizational Capacity Assessment identified a number of areas that required improvement and capacity building.