Alexis Rusine is among participants from the private sector attending the workshop. He believes that entrepreneurship skills to students are very important in helping them to cope with challenges while embarking on business plans. According to Rusine, theoretical studies have always disappointed many graduates while facing what the labour market demands, hence the need for competency based training.
At the beginning of 2017 the Ministry of Education through WDA rolled out a full implementation of a competency based training program in TVET schools. This mostly emphasizes on relevance in teaching than just knowing. Through the same approach assessment is done at the end of every competency in a specialization.
However, participants in this workshop highlighted existing challenges in the implementation the CBT/CBA approach that include resistance to change, lack of infrastructure, training equipment and consumables.
With competency based training, it is believed that many TVET graduates will create their own jobs, with minimum challenges related to lack of entrepreneurship skills.