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The Ministry of Youth and Sports has held a one-day inter-ministerial task force technical and vocational education training (TVET) stakeholder’s consultative seminar on a five-year the draft operational plan for the development of technical and vocational educational training in Liberia.

The seminar was held over the weekend in the conference room of the Ministry of Education in Monrovia. The draft plan focuses on constraints in the TVET sector, with specific areas of intervention divided into short, medium and long-term targets and measurable outputs.

The forum brought together stakeholders, including the 53rd Liberian Legislature, Ministries of Youth and Sports, Education, Agriculture World Bank, a Presidential task force, international development partners, European Union and others.

The event provided an overview of the 10 pillars of the national TVET policy and description of different activities and interventions that aim to meet desired goals and description of the nation TVET matrix. Speaking at the program, the Minister of Youth and Sports Lenn Eugene Nagbe, said the workplan has been ongoing for some time now and it’s time to move to action.

The Minister said the TVET sector in Liberia has qualified teachers and the ministry has taken in the entire problem that comes with it. “Youth empowerment is one of the problems we have in the Liberian sector and it needs to be worked on from now”, said Minister Nagbe.

He said in the future, more jobs will be created in the Agriculture and Mining sectors in Liberia, adding, “So we will be training people to be ready when that time comes.” He said the draft operational plan will be the road map to prepare the young people of Liberia for the job market.

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