The Zambia Association of Manufacturers (ZAM) annually commemorates the Manufacturers Week aimed at highlighting the successes scored and challenges being faced by the Manufacturing Sector in Zambia. This year’s Manufacturing Week starting was from 22nd to 27th November, 2015.

As part of this year’s celebrations, the Zambia Association of Manufucturers (ZAM) and the Technical Education, Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training Authority (TEVETA), with support from the Zambia Business in Development Facility (ZBiDF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with regards to Skills Development on 23rd November, 2015.

The MOU signing is an agreement between TEVETA and ZAM to collaborate on issues of Skills Development in the Manufacturing Sector and the best ways of resolving the skills gap.

ZBiDF played a big role in actualizing the MOU signing between the two institutions through its brokering services.

Government of the Republic of Zambia who were represented by the Deputy Minister of Higher Education expressed happiness at the collaboration of the two institutions stating that the work with Skills Development does not lay with government alone but the private sector as well.

He called on other sectors to emulate what TEVETA and ZAM had done by collaborating in order to develop the country adding that he looks forward to the wider skills development partnership becoming a reality just like the MOU.

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