A coordinated, labour-market responsive TVET system, delivering a high quality competent workforce for sustainable economic, social and environmental development.
To regulate, coordinate, promote and develop TVET through registration, licensing, accreditation and development of institutions, programs and trainers for delivering a labour market relevant and competent workforce.
The TVET Act 2013 prescribes the functions of the Authority shall be to:
(a) Regulate and coordinate training under TVET Act,
(b) Accredit and inspect programmes and courses;
(c) Advice and make recommendations to the Cabinet Secretary on all matters related to training;
(d) Determine the national technical and vocational training objectives;
(e) Promote access and relevance of training programmes within the framework of the overall national socio-economic development plans and policies;
(f) Prescribe the minimum criteria for admission to training institutions and programmes in order to promote access, equity and gender parity.
(g) Recognize and equate qualifications awarded by local or foreign technical and vocational education institutions’ in accordance with the Standards and guidelines set out by the Authority from time to time;
(h) Develop plans, and guidelines for the effective implementation of the provisions of TVET Act;
(i) Establish a training system which meets the needs of both the formal and informal sectors as provided under TVET Act;
(j) Collect, examine and publish information relating to training;
(k) Inspect, license, register and accredit training institutions;
(1) Advise on the development of schemes of service for trainers;
(m) Assure quality and relevance in programmes of training;
(n) Liaise with the national and- county governments and with the public and the private sector on matters relating to training;
(O) Undertake, or cause to be undertaken, regular monitoring, evaluation and inspection of training and institutions to ensure compliance with set standards and guidelines;
(p) Mobilize resources for development of training;
(q) Ensure the maintenance of standards, quality and relevance in all aspects of training, including training by or through open, distance and electronic learning;
(r) Approve the process of introduction of new training programmes and review existing programmes in Technical and Vocational Education and Training Board institutions;