The Department’s activities and programs are centered around the broad objectives of developing and implementing a national TVET system and HRD of the Private and Corporate sector which can support development of skilled, productive and professional workforce that drives the country’s socio economic development.

It is mandated to:

  • Develop and implement a national TVET system that responds directly to employment opportunities, economic growth and foster technological development.

  • It provides access to vocational training and skills development opportunities for all, through its vocational training institutes, skills development programs and apprenticeship training programs.  It is also responsible for providing policy directives and guidance to all any vocational or skills development programs conducted by other agencies or private training providers.

  • The Department is also responsible for the formulation of National Human Resource Policy, Human Resource Development planning and Human Resource forecasting as well as the preparation and implementation of the Human Resource Development Master Plan for the corporate and private sectors