Why Employer Based Training is Key to Economic Success

Employer Based Training (EBT) is at the foundation of a nation’s economic success. It wants to make every employer a training campus and every employee a part time learner. It will take time and resources, but the training partnership between employers and institutions is underway and EBT will be an excellent addition to any TVET system.  … Read more

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Top 5 Technical School to University Transitioning Concerns

While many technical and vocational school students are only seeking the skills and certificate they’ll earn through their vocational courses, some  others use vocational schools as a stepping-stone to higher education. If this is the course you’re planning, there are a few things to consider as you make the transition.  And remember, even if it’s … Read more

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Top 6 Benefits of Vocational and Technical Education for High School Students

Vocational and technical schools serve many purposes. For some, they offer opportunities to further their careers and earning power.  For others, they offer careers in hands-on fields that don’t’ require traditional four-year academic training. Still, others offer a way to enrich the high school experience, prepare for college, and earn college credits – all at … Read more

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The Necessity of Partnerships in TVET

Government usually plays a primary role in directly managing the delivery of core social services such as health education, social welfare and access programs. As governments downsize, they may look for multiple suppliers and providers of services in areas in which partnership participation is possible. As an example, in the Philippines, 80% of University education … Read more

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7 Powerful Ways to Change Employers’ Attitude towards TVET

International experience suggests that changing employer attitude is a long-term activity. Nevertheless, ensuring that the primary market has a positive feeling about Training institutions is absolutely essential if public TVET is to become a significant influence in industry development.  Marketing in TVET is built on the premise that institutions will identify the clients they wish … 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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Employability Skills for TVET Graduates

Business and industry representatives in both developed and developing countries have expressed considerable dissatisfaction with the general level of preparedness of prospective entry-level employees. Employers usually find that they have: (i) unclear direction and goals with very little understanding of their career path; (ii) low self confidence and poor motivation; (iii) low level of academic … Read more

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10 Management Tips for TVET Leaders

Stop looking in the rearview mirror. Leave the past to archaeologists and anthropologists. Lead Change. Drive change. Help people adapt to change.  ​Be the change you want them to become. Mahatma Gandhi Push yourself to try the unfamiliar. Do the things you are not quite prepared to do. Add value through innovation. Look at things with new … Read more

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A Basic Marketing Plan for a Small Public TVET Institution

Public sector institutions rarely have marketing plans. As they are essentially supply driven, they do not feel the need to respond to the market for their goods and services in the same way as private sector organizations.  ​However, as public (government) institutions are pressured to secure funding beyond government grants, their desire to understand their … Read more

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