APPRENTICESHIP AND MENTORSHIP
The Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Higher Education established by the TEVET Act number 13 of 1998 read together with the TEVET (amendment) Act number 11 of 2005. TEVETA’s mandate is to regulate, coordinate and monitor Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) in consultation with industry, employers, employees and other stakeholders. Amongst the specific functions of TEVETA includes regulating and coordinating apprenticeship and trade testing systems.
TEVETA is in the process of developing an apprenticeship and mentorship scheme within the context of a wider project being implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry (MCTl) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) called “Growing Inclusive Business”. This project is aimed at promoting innovations for business acceleration to improve the livelihoods for low-income communities for people living in peri urban and urban areas of Zambia. The project is also one of the vehicles for implementing the National Industrial Policy. One of the project strategies is to facilitate an apprenticeship and mentorship programme that will effectively address skills gaps in the agro-processing companies in Central and Copperbelt Provinces of Zambia.
It is within the context of the project that TEVETA is now inviting applications from interested graduates from TEVETA registered institutions who are below the age of 26 years to participate in the apprenticeship and mentorship programme. The programme is open to TEVET graduates from the following areas of specializations:
- Food Handling
- Production and Operations Management
- Electrical, and Mechatronics
- Occupational safety, health and environment
PURPOSE OF THE APPRENTICESHIP AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME.
The purpose of this apprenticeship program is to increase private sector participation in skills development and promote transition from school to work.
- Gaining experience with the view to improving the apprentices chances of finding employment;
- Be prepared for the world of work through exposure to real work situations
- Adopt and adapt best practices from industry
- Link the outcomes of learning to industry needs
- Confidence building in area of specialization.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE APPRENTICEE DURING THE APPRENTICESHIP AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME
- To work for the company as part of the Apprenticeship and Mentorship programme;
- To comply with the company’s work policies, practices and procedures;
- To complete time sheet/ logbooks or any other written assessment tools supplied by the company or TEVETA
- A minimum of 85% attendance for the programme unless stated otherwise
- To participate in all assessments that will conducted by the Company, be it theoretical or practice
The programme will provide some support to successful apprentices in form of a monthly training stipend during the period of Apprenticeship and Mentorship. Successful apprentices will sign an Apprenticeship and Mentorship Agreement with TEVETA and the implementing company before commencement of the programme.
Interested candidates must submit applications which must include copies of National Registration Card (NRC), Certificates and/or transcripts results to the address below:
The Director General
P/Bag RW 16 X
Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training
The closing date for applications is on Friday 25th October 2019.