Vice President Nangolo Mbumba says that investing in technical and vocational education and training means investing in industrialisation and wealth creation. Speaking at the official opening of the WorldSkills Africa Competition in Swakopmund Mbumba said that Africa recognises TVET as a crucial vehicle for social equity, inclusion and sustainable development in an increasingly competitive global environment. African Union Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation Professor Mohamed Belhocine, speaking at the same event, meanwhile emphasised the need for countries to modernise their TVET systems and enhance their capacities in skills development and excellence, benchmarked by global standards.