The Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE) successfully conducted its 64th Annual General Meeting (AGM) and High Level Conference under the topic “The Role of Social Partners in Promoting Skills Development through Workplace Learning Models (Apprenticeship, Internship and Practical Training)” on Thursday at Serena Hotel Dar es Salaam.
The Guest of Honour was the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office – Labour, Youth, Employment & Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Hon. Prof. Joyce Lazaro Ndalichako (MP) who was represented by the Deputy Minister from Prime Minister’s Office – Labour, Youth, Employment & Persons with Disabilities of the Ministry Hon. Patrobas Paschal Katambi (MP).
Addressing the Conference, the Deputy Minister commented that the discussions on skills development were reflecting on Government’s efforts in cooperating with Stakeholders in developing skills in Tanzania.
“In ensuring that the skills development programmes are sustainable, the country’s budget for 2023/24, proposed to reduce Skills Development Levy (SDL) from 4 per cent to 3.5 per cent and promised to continue to reduce it gradually in order to reduce the burden on employers and stimulate opportunities of employment in the country”.
Hon. Katambi urged all Employers in the country to provide opportunities to people with disabilities to be trained to develop skills in the workplace in order to attain diversity and inclusion.