In response to the Misuku community’s demand for skills training, TEVETA on Monday 6th March opened a Community Skills Development Centre (CSDC) in the area.

Misuku CSDC lies 40 km from the main road junction at Kapoka and it is located on the remote Misuku hills in Chitipa.

In his address, TEVETA Acting Executive Director, Mr Wilson Makulumiza-Nkhoma congratulated the people of Misuku for finally having their own skills centre.

“You have a passion for TEVET that is why even before this centre was established here, you were requesting for trainers from Lufita CSDC to come and train youth here in Misuku. This was costly but TEVET Authority was doing it so that youth here access skills training too. 

Government has announced that following the roll out of the revised TEVET curriculum in all TEVET institutions in January 2017, the last Trade Test and Malawi Craft examinations will be administered in December 2019.

According to the Assistant Labour Commissioner (Trade Testing) in the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, Mr. Joseph Chirombo and Malawi Examinations Board (MANEB) Director of Examinations Mr Gerson Mutala Phiri said this has been done to allow students that already started sitting for these examinations to finalise their courses, be assessed and certified by the bodies they enrolled with. 

The two officials said this at a joint press conference held between the Ministry of Labour, Youth, Sports and Manpower Development, TEVET Authority, MANEB and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in Lilongwe.

President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika on Saturday, 25 March, 2017 led thousands of Malawians to a colourful launch of the Community Technical Colleges (CTC) Programme for the eastern region. The program also marked the commissioning of Mangochi Community Technical College, a state-of-the-art structure that is fully equipped with modern tools and machinery.

This is the fourth and last of the series of regional launches that started with the north in 2015 where Ngara CTC was also officially opened, Mponela in the centre and Naminjiwa in the southern region followed. The CTC initiative is Democratic Progressive Party’s flagship programme that aims at instilling technical, vocational and entrepreneurial skills among the youths for employability and job creation.