About TVET Journal

TVET Journal is an online publication focusing on Technical and Vocational Education and Training.

Our focus areas

Our goal is to regularly post news and articles for three areas related to TVET:

TVET systems

Content aimed at promoting TVET to the larger society & decision makers, closely tying up with the Sustainable Development Goals, financing TVET, ROI from TVET, policy decisions, implications, need for initial & lifelong learning etc.

TVET institutions

Content aimed at promoting strategies and advice to educational institutions & corporates about the setup of training collaboration & partnerships, training centers, successful programs, best practices etc.

TVET tools

Content aimed at supporting educators on best practices regarding technology, training tools, products, equipment, curriculum etc. so they can find the best types of tools.


We provide a possibility for our readers to subscribe to an RRS-feed or an email newsletter to get notified when new articles are published.

Get published

If you are involved with TVET and have an interesting story to tell we would want to hear from you. You can also read more about contributing with articles and our requirements for publishing your content.

Our legacy

TVET Journal was initiated in 2007 by husband and wife Tom & Mary Norton through their consulting company AESTA Inc. Applied Education Systems and Technologies Associates. Many of the articles on TVET Journal are written by Tom & Mary during their professional career and after retirement.

For more than a decade Tom Norton used to be the President & CEO for the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) – now called Colleges and Institutes Canada, and Mary’s specialty was educational planning.

Since its foundation in 1997, AESTA worked on projects in Canada, Cambodia, Philippines, New Zealand, Hawaii, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Thailand, Brunei, Oman, Qatar, Indonesia, Malaysia, Jordan, Israel and Palestine and Vietnam.

AESTA did education and TVET-related consulting on projects for the Asian Development Bank, Industry Canada, the Canadian International Development Agency, GOPA Germany, SDC Switzerland, the Association of Universities and Colleges in Canada, the Association of Canadian Communities and Colleges, the International Development and Research Canada, Qatar Foundation, SMEC Australia, SKM Australia, PINZ New Zealand, Coffey International, Path International and the Swiss Development Corporation.

These projects often included working with national governments in enhancing education systems, and with teams of international consulting companies planning for reforms and enhancement of national education systems’ project planning, monitoring and evaluation.

The new TVET Journal has chosen to build upon this legacy of Tom & Mary Norton and their important pool of work done for the TVET community over more than three decades.


The online website TVET Journal is a publication by Expansion House s.r.o.