By Phillipa Kabiito

KAMPALA, June 18 — Uganda is hosting the International Vocational Education and Training Association (IVETA) regional conference, which is being held under the theme “The role of technical and vocational education and training in building regional economies”.

The four-day event, this first of its kind to be held in Uganda, is expected to bring together delegates from East and Central African countries. The conference, which begins on Wednesday, has attracted experts in technical and vocational education and training, education assessors, policy-makers, academicians, researchers and practitioners in the technical field.

This year’s regional conference hosted by the Uganda Business and Technical Examinations Board (UBTEB) will provide opportunities for people interested in vocational education and training to meet and interact face-to-face, according to a statement issued by Paul Amoru, the national organizing chairman and UBTEB’s principal public relations officer.

The conference will also help identify future knowledge-based initiatives, enhance understanding of the dynamics of Initial vocational education and training (IVET) in the region and also bring together policy makers and stakeholders.

The participants will also have the opportunity to share their visions and concerns for Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in future and also look out for areas of reform.

Key issues to be discussed include exploitation of technological advancement in promoting IVET, and the role of technical and vocational education to the oil and gas industry.


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