Tanzania: VETA Gets Ready for Industrial Economy

Dodoma : Currently Tanzania lacks an adequate number of skilled drillers, engineers, managers, and production and operation workers to support the industry. This need for skills and training has insisted the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Vocational Training to revisit the curriculum of Vocational Education Training Institutes (VETA) country wide to evaluate if they will meet the demand of the industrial economy vision the fifth phase government is envisaging.

The move is aimed at ensuring that the training offered by VETA addresses the market demand taking into account the government’s initiative of steering the country towards an industrial economy. The announcement was made in the National Assembly here by the education minister, Prof Joyce Ndalichako, when answering Mr Mashimba Ndaki (Maswa East-CCM) on the strategy the ministry has in a quest to ensure that the education offered meets market demand.

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