THERE is need for Government to invest in Trade and Vocational schools because our current education system deliberately creates unemployment as it imparts skills and training unnecessary and unusable in the current job market and informal economy, Patriotic Front (PF) aspiring president Emmanuel Mwamba has said.
Mr Mwamba said all trade and TVET schools will be made to abandon business, administrative and accounting courses they have conveniently migrated to.
He said these institutions were designed to promote technical and vocational education and skills development.
Mr Mwamba said they would be made to purposefully return to the core businesses of trade, vocational and technical courses.
“They will institute training and skills development relating to a wide range of occupational fields. It will be an education with more hands-on approach to teaching the skills needed to for graduates to survive in a highly informal economy as ours,” he said.
Mr Mwamba said most public universities would be transformed into polytechnic schools to help combine the in-depth study found at universities with practical, technology-based skills training.
He said this was to prepare a cadre of skilled professionals and workers readiness for an economy that will promote local industrialization and import substitution based on micro, small, and medium enterprises alongside large-scale industries.