Integrated Community Centre for Employable Skills (ICCES) is an agency under Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations (MELR) with policy objective to increase young person’s access to skills acquisition and empowerment for productive employment. Established under the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) of the Ministry of Education (MOE) in April 1986, ICCES was moved to its current Ministry, the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations by cabinet decision in 1994.
ICCES – Mandate and Objective
¨ Mandated to train the youth, especially the unemployed in Technical and Vocational Skills
¨ Training programmes target the Illiterate, semi-literates and literate youth.
¨ Primary objective of providing employable skills to the rural folk for the result of curbing rural-urban drift and its attendant social vices and reducing youth unemployment.
Be the leader in TVET/CBT skills provision in rural communities in the Country.
To train the youth in demand-driven employable skills for self or paid employment in their chosen trades through micro and small-scale enterprises development to combat youth unemployment and thereby mitigate rural-urban drift and contribute to the development of a sustainable labour force for employment in the Country.
¨ Develop Competency Based Training (CBT) and demand driven Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) programmes in ICCES.
¨ Enhance the service delivery capacity of ICCES staff at all levels through training and re-training.
¨ Build the administrative capacity of the Directorate and Regional Secretariats for effective service delivery.
¨ Build the competency levels of ICCES graduates to be competitive in the market place and encourage cooperative group formation among them, to access micro credit for their business set up.
In furtherance of the foregoing, ICCES is committed to maintaining high standards of Integrity, Effectiveness, Efficiency, Productivity and Team work through respect for each other.