TVETA Director General Dr. Kipkirui Langat today held a consultative meeting with Mrs. Unami Dube from the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD (AUDANEPAD) who paid him a courtesy call.

Their discussion centred on the formation of WorldSkills Africa, which will be a regional member of WorldSkills International and the anchor body organizing skills competitions in the continent.

Mrs. Dube is visiting the nine African countries that are members of WorldSkills International on how they can work together to develop the framework for the establishment of WorldSkills Africa and support one another during continental and international skills competitions.

Dr Langat, who is also the CEO of WorldSkills Kenya said the country is keen to host the WorldSkills Africa Secretariat because of her centrality. On her part, Mrs. Dube observed that through the African Union Development Agency-NEPAD, the African region has laid strategies to capitalize on the skills competition to create a continental movement that will spur the development of skills amongst the youth.

Besides Kenya, the other African members of WSI include Uganda, Ghana, Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Namibia, South Africa, and Zambia.

WorldSkills Kenya is planning to host a national skills competition in Nairobi in earlier September and pick a team that will represent the country in Lyon France, from September 10th – 15th, 2024. The Skills Competition shall be in 16 skill areas.