The Government through the Ministry of Higher Education is cognizant of concerns from industry of mismatch between job performance requirements and skills development that exist in the manufacturing sector.
Mrs. Siame said the development of the National Occupational Standards was timely because the Ministry stands ready to promote and support interventions aimed at enhancing the quality of education and training as well as promoting industry driven skills development for the betterment of the economy.
PS Siame believed the quality of education and training is a key prerequisite to a robust and sustainable economic development.
Mrs. Siame was speaking today during the Zambia Qualifications Authority (ZAQA) National Occupation Standards Validation Workshop in the Manufacturing sector in Lusaka.
Mrs. Siame said adequate skilled manpower and high labour productivity are critical to industrial development and competitiveness. She added that education and skills development therefore, forms a backbone for socio-economic development of any country as it provides for opportunities for growth, poverty reduction, employment, productivity and human development.
PS Siame called on organisation in manufacturing sector to ensure that National Occupational Standards being validated are implemented.
The workshop is being conducted to generate stakeholder consensus in chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical and electronics engineer, production manager, quality controller and workshop machines operator.
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