Under our Influence pillar, ADMF advocates for a vibrant and streamlined Technical Vocational Education Training (TVET). An effective TVET sector in Kenya could address the growing youth bulge and the associated skills gap which has left a lot of youth unemployed. ADMF engages the Ministry of Education on these issues through our participation in the TVET sub-sector board of Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA).
The TVET sub-sector board of KEPSA met in November 2019 and again in January 2020 to prepare a matrix of policy issues that were presented to the Cabinet Secretary for Education on February 19th, 2020.
The sector presented a few issues to the CS that needed adjustments including a review of the TVET Act of 2013 to promote pro-growth policies that will facilitate economic growth, placement of students to private TVETS by Kenya University and Colleges Central Placement Service (KUCCPS) and training of trainers for TVET institutions. The CS then resolved to conduct a review of the TVET Act of 2013 which would be concluded in 3 months, where KEPSA would be included in the stakeholder review process. The formation of a self-sponsored portal on KUCCPS was also accepted and the ministry is to advise on when it will be functional. The training of trainers and the structure for setting up the Kenya School of TVET for trainer training within 6 months will be discussed in a meeting with KEPSA. The school will be under the State Department of Post Skills Training.