Speaking during an interaction with journalists under Nyika Media Club in Mzuzu, TEVETA Executive Director Wilson Makulumiza Nkhoma said since it's formation in 1999, women are also getting involved in technical vocational training in large numbers.
Nkhoma also said the launch of community technical colleges has made it easier for youth in rural communities to also have access to the skills which in turn will help reduce the unemployment rate amongst the youth.
"Since rural community technical colleges were launched we have seen the number of young people taking different technical skills programs go up and young women are also enrolling in large numbers" said Nkhoma.
Nkhoma commended the role the media plays in making sure rural masses know about the programs being offered at various technical colleges.
On his part, Nyika Media Club project officer Alex Banda urged his media counterparts to report more on the benefits of technical skills with the country currently having large numbers of unemployed youths.
"As Nyika Media Club we urge our members to continue reporting on TEVETA programs so that more youth join different trades that can help uplift their social and economic welfare" said Banda.
The media interaction organized by TEVETA and Nyika Media Club saw journalists from all districts across the region get a chance to know more about the institution's programs since it was instituted in 1999.