Towards a More Dynamic Skills Strategy

About 30 % of the skills needed only three years ago are already irrelevant today. The Covid pandemic has highlighted this lack of skills in many seeking employment today because their jobs were suddenly gone. Governments are scrambling to offer free online courses to many of these unemployed. Governor Cuomo has just announced the city … Read more

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10 Key Lessons in Revenue Generation​ for TVET

How did TVET get into the position that forces administrators of government funded institutions to learn the business skills of revenue generation and the development of  a dynamic leadership role? Basically, most governments simply cannot afford the total cost of trade and technician institutions for the future. TVET is VERY expensive. Allowing institutions to simply … Read more

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The Astounding Benefits of Developing Credit and Non Credit Part Time Learning

Part Time, Continuing Education (CE), Night School, whatever you want to call it, this form of learning is not only the hope for upgrading the workforce, but in cost recovery, CE is an education and training institutions most important market tool. Naturally, its effectiveness as a revenue tool depends on how well you understand the market … Read more

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Basic Components of an HRD System in National TVET Operations

Human resources development (HRD) is at the core of all TVET operations. Training plans and course design for staff training make sense only in the context of long term staff development with training related to the specific accountabilities of different staff functions. Among its many functions, a Human Resources Department plans the use of the … Read more

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Online Training in TVET

Is your institution catching on the online training market? If it is not, then you are losing out. This internationally growing field is gaining more attention and credibility. It is becoming the program of choice of many who enroll for retraining or upgrading their skills.  Many post-secondary institutions today see online training as critical to … Read more

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How to Incorporate TVET in High School

Many high schools in various countries have realized the importance of offering technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to high school students. Many high schools in various countries have realized the importance of offering technical and vocational education and training (TVET) to high school students. Why all of a sudden this interest? Parents, students, … Read more

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The Future of TVET

​Jobs move from country to country because of cost and competence. The costs of labour, power, transport, raw materials are all part of the decision matrix used in choosing where to locate manufacturing and support services. ​But one key equation now having a massive impact on job location is the balance between labour cost and … Read more

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Demand for Higher level TVET Training?

There are millions of out of school youth who are unemployed or underemployed. This number increases per year. Efforts are being made to both reduce the school leaving rate and to develop a non-formal education program which can meet some of the needs of this group.  However, these efforts at re-entry have had little short … Read more

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Why Existing TVET Systems Are Failing

In many countries in South East Asia, the only growth figure equalling the demand for a skilled workforce is the unhappiness of employers with the graduates of existing TVET systems. The desperation of countries to change this equation is evidenced in a range of “reforms” to skills education that generally have one feature in common…a … Read more

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