Last April 2019 Cadena signed the UNESCO contract for “Support to revision of harmonised curricula within construction level 2-3, introduction to revised curriculum and technical upskilling of construction instructors” under the Skills and Technical Education Programme (STEP) funded by the European Union in Malawi. Under the STEP objective “Improve the quality and relevance of TEVET” the action “Support the rationalization and harmonization of the existing TEVET assessment and certification system” is implemented.

Under this activity STEP supports the revision of the harmonised Construction Curricula in Bricklaying, Plumbing, Electrical Installation, Carpentry and Joinery and Painting. Parallel with the piloting the level 1 curricula STEP will support the MoLSI and TEVETA in development of level 2 and 3 curricula.

The assignment will have a duration of 9 months. During this period a team of 9 key experts will work continuously in Malawi. The team will work closely with the  Construction Industry, Technical, Entrepreneurial and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TEVETA) and with the Ministry of Labour, Skills and Innovation (MoLSI).

Together with our partner Indeson GmbH we started the assignment which include the 3 below main objectives:
1. Revision and further development of the harmonised Construction Curricula in Bricklaying, Plumbing, Electrical installation, Carpentry and Joinery and Painting at Levels 2-3;
2. Introduction workshops for assessors, verifiers and inspectors, as well as a broader group of principals and construction TEVET Instructors;
3. Technical upskilling of construction instructors from European Union funded TEVET institutions under the STEP for quality and relevant planning, delivery and testing of the  revised harmonised curricula.

Until now the Cadena team has successfully completed the review and validation of selected DACUM Charts, working together with Construction Sector Experts in Lilongwe, Blantyre and Mzuzu.